Darien volleyball knicks Knights for fourth straight win
The Darien Blue Wave rolled to a fourth consecutive volleyball victory on Monday as they downed the Stamford Black Knights, 3-1, at Stamford High School.
Darien grabbed the first set by seven points, but the Knights evened the score with a hard-fought 26-24 decision in the second frame. The Wave responded by taking the final two sets to earn the win by scores of 25-18, 24-26, 25-13, and 25-22.
Senior co-captains Lindsay Bennett and Cristina Escajadillo had huge matches, with Bennett leading the attack with 15 kills to go along with 10 service points, 5 aces and 19 digs. Escajadillo racked up 37 assists at the setter, and also added 8 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill, and 5 digs.
Junior Sophia Talwalkar collected 2 aces, 9 service points, 2 kills, and 17 digs, and junior Lindsey Fay had 13 kills, 3 aces, 8 service points, and 10 digs.
Stamford’s performance starred Elodhie Joassin, who had 22 assists, 4 kills, and 8 digs.
With the victory, Darien improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the FCIAC, moving into a third-place tie with Ridgefield in the league’s East Division. Stamford dropped to 6-4 overall and 2-4 in FCIAC play.
The Wave scored a shutout win over the Danbury Hatters last Friday at Darien High School, taking the three sets by scores of 25-11, 25-16, and 25-14.
In that match, Bennett had 10 kills, 4 service points, 3 aces, and 12 digs; Escajadillo had 21 assists, 8 service points, and 2 digs; Fay had 4 kills, 10 service points, 5 aces, and 3 digs; and Talawalkar had 10 service points, 3 aces, and 5 digs.
For the Hatters, Shannon Quinn had 4 digs, 5 kills, and 2 assists; and Mia Gregory had 16 digs.