Robinson wins 100th match

Robinson wins 100th match

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Lauren Havill finished with a career-high seven kills and Sarah Abisourour dished a game-best 14 assists to help the Northern Virginia Community College volleyball team to a season opening straight victory over NJCAA Region 20 foe Allegany Tuesday evening. The Nighthawks were victorious 25-9, 25-9, 25-10.

With the victory, Marcus Robinson becomes the first head coach in NOVA history to win 100 games.

Havill opened the contest with a pair of aces and she added two kills, but it was the Nighthawks defense that helped keep the Trojans offense quiet. NOVA's defense forced ACM into seven attack errors and six reception mistakes.

The Nighthawks defense kept up the pressure in the second set, as ACM had just one kill and hit into six attack errors, which includes a block assist from Star Mebane-Uriarte and Stephanie Burns.

Down 3-1 in the final set, NOVA quickly rebounded after a Mebane-Uriarte kill, which helped jump start a 19-4 run. During the momentum shifting run, the Nighthawks had 10 kills and five aces, as Havill and Mebane-Uriarte led the way with three kills apiece.

NOVA returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Chesapeake with first serve set for 7 p.m.