Women’s Volleyball Wins Home-Opener


The women’s volleyball team secured its first win of the season last weekend against Merrimack, the newest member of the NEC.

SFU (1-12) has struggled with injuries this season, but head coach Sara McMullen felt confident that once the team had its starting lineup healthy, the tide would turn. 

“We had a rough non-conference (schedule) full of injuries, but now that we are getting healthy, I think we will be able to build a lot of momentum.” 

Sophomore Nicole Adams also believes the Flash are ready to turn the corner. 

“The team’s performance this past weekend showed that we are here to compete,” said Adams. “Everyone on the team was focused and doing their job, which allowed us to be successful.”

The Flash are very young this year, with 12 players who are either freshmen or sophomores.

“With a lot of new freshmen, we really stressed becoming a team and playing for each other,” said Adams. “We accomplished that goal last weekend.” 

Adams recorded a season-high 16 kills against Merrimack, while Madi Tyus chipped in 15. Sophomore Kimmy Sweeney had a season-best 39 assists and junior Logan Belford added six aces. 

The Flash are looking to return to the NEC playoffs for the first time since 2013. 

“The goal is to make winning a by-product of our hard work,” said McMullen. 

The team plays at Sacred Heart (Oct. 4) and Bryant (Oct. 5).