SEATTLE – Seattle University volleyball's trio of seniors led the way Thursday night at the Redhawk Center, keeping the team's postseason chances alive with a 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-12 win over Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon.
The win moved the Redhawks to 10-18 on the season and 3-12 in WAC play. Grand Canyon dropped to 11-15 overall and 4-15 in the WAC.
Trailing 12-9 late in the fifth and final set, Seattle U reeled off six straight points to cap the thrilling match victory. Maja Stojanovic had a hand in four of the six points, including a pair of kills and a pair of block assists. The senior finished the night one block shy of a double-double with 14 kills and nine blocks.
"The seniors were phenomenal," said Head Coach James Finley. "They gave us great leadership tonight. We battled through a lot and our ability to come out on top is an accumulation of all that we've been working on in terms of mindset. We refocused and moved forward each time."
Sophomore Rachel Start contributed a double-double of 10 kills and 16 digs, while Tijana Milojevic added 25 digs.
Grand Canyon was paced by Kaira Moss' 14 kills. Molly Feldmeth dished 50 assists and Teagan DeFalco had a match-high 27 digs.
The Redhawks conclude the regular season on Saturday, hosting CSU Bakersfield at 1 p.m. in the Redhawk Center. Seattle U seniors Shae Harris, Maja Stojanovic and Mila Duarte will be honored in a ceremony immediately following the match.