NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Salem State continued their season at Norwich on Wednesday evening with the Cadets earning a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-20) victory over the Vikings. Norwich improves to 5-2 on the year while Salem State slips to 0-3.
Norwich cruised to a 25-14 victory in set one. In set two, an Alexandra Maloney (Bridgewater, Mass.) kill helped Salem State to a 5-1 lead to open the game. Another kill by Darcy McDowell (Goshen, N.Y.) pushed the advantage to 10-5 in favor of Salem State. However, Norwich went on a 15-3 run, highlighted by four kills from Michele Zummo (Highland Mills, N.Y.) and the Cadets ran away with a 25-14 win.
The Vikings kept the third set tight, as Salem State erased an early six-point deficit. A kill by Sarah Janco (Methuen, Mass.) brought the Vikings to within a point, 17-16 before back-to-back errors by Norwich gave the Vikings an 18-17 lead. With the score tied at 18-18, the Cadets once again used a late surge, a 7-2 run to cement the win.