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Women's Volleyball

Bison swept by Salisbury on first day of Stevenson Tournament

Gallaudet women's volleyball defensive specialist Sunita Schmidjorg serves up a volleyball in a match. Her teammates, behind her on the sideline, cheer her on.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Gallaudet University women's volleyball team lost in straight sets here Friday night to Salisbury University in the Owings Mills Gymnasium on the first day of the Stevenson Tournament. Salisbury (8-0) won 25-17, 25-12, 25-14. 

Gallaudet (1-9) was led by junior Elina Rubinshteyn (Austin, Texas) who recorded seven kills and two block assists. Junior Karita Lewis (Frederick, Md.) added six kills and six digs while freshman setter Demi Bingham (Jefferson, Md.) passed out 20 assists and had a service ace.

Salisbury was led by Amanda Chew's 10 kills and two block assists while Claudia Sweitzer passed out 19 assists in the win.

Stevenson (7-0) defeated Dickinson College (4-3) in straight sets, 3-0, in the other Friday evening match.


Gallaudet will compete on the second day of the Stevenson Tournament tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 14) at 10 a.m. when the Bison face the host Mustangs of Stevenson University and Dickinson College at 2 p.m.