The No.-7 ranked Emory University Volleyball program advanced to its eighth-straight regional final on Friday night, defeating the 21st-ranked Christopher Newport University Captains at the Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta.
The Eagles posted their second consecutive win via straight set, besting CNU 25-16, 25-22, 25-13. With the win, Emory upped its season record to 29-6 while the Captains closed out their campaign at 28-4.
Emory is set to take on Berry College Saturday night in the regional championship match, beginning at 7:00 PM at the WoodPEC. It will mark the third meeting of the year between the two programs with the teams splitting the previous two matches, both by 3-0 decisions.
Junior Karissa Dzurik led the Eagles in kills for the second consecutive night, totaling 10 on a .350 hitting percentage (10-3-20). Sophomore Sara Carr and freshman Leah Saunders both chalked up nine kills with sophomore Morgan McKnight adding eight to the Emory attack. The Eagles as a team finished with a .313 hitting percentage.
Katie Piper paced Christopher Newport with 10 terminations with Ashley Burgess recording 16 assists. Katie Crofford posted nine digs.