UPDATE: The UAA volleyball team lost ts Thursday night match, falling 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 to Cal State San Bernardino, the second-ranked team in the nation. UAA plays again at 1:30 p.m. Friday against Biola University, a team the Seawolves beat in four sets last week in Anchorage.
With her team trailing by seven points and facing a first-set loss, freshman Maggie Schlueter served up a victory Thursday for the UAA volleyball team.
Schlueter served three aces during a nine-point serving streak that stole the momentum from previously unbeaten Cal State San Marcos and sparked a four-set victory for the Seawolves at the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase in San Bernardino, California.
UAA won the match 26-24, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19 to improve to 3-2. The match was the first of two for the team Thursday; in the tournament’s nightcap, the Seawolves faced Cal State San Bernardino, the second-ranked team in the nation.
Schlueter, a true freshman from Georgetown, Texas, finished the match with four of UAA’s 10 aces.
San Marcos (5-1) led 24-16 in the first set when a bad set by the Cougars awarded a point to UAA and put Schlueter at the service line.
Her first serve was an ace, cutting the deficit to 24-18. Her second ace made it 24-23, and her third provided the Seawolves with set point, 26-24.
Other top contributors for UAA were Eve Stephens (match-high 15 kills, 10 digs); Kayla McGlathery (1 solo block, 6 block assists as UAA outblocked the Cougars 12.5 to 3); Vanessa Hayes (13 kills, 5 blocks), Ellen Floyd (39 assists, 13 digs) and Anjoilyn Vreeland (16 digs).