WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Senior Christi Laite recorded 18 kills and posted a .500 hitting percentage to lead UNCW to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-19) sweep of William & Mary in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Sunday at Hanover Hall.

The Seahawks improved to 14-7 overall and 3-4 in league play as they picked up their sixth win in seven home matches this season. The Tribe, meanwhile, slipped to 7-16 and 2-5 with the loss.

Laite finished with just two attack errors in 32 total attempts to power a UNCW attack that combined for 40 kills and hit .216 for the match. Sophomore Meredith Peacock added eight kills and paced all players with eight block assists as the Seahawks finished the afternoon with 13 total blocks. Freshman Nicole Lott joined in on the block party with seven block assists while also adding five kills.

Sophomore Victoria Philips dished out 19 assists and added 11 digs for her fifth double-double of the season. Junior Morgan Kline led the Seahawks with 12 digs and senior Haley Collins joined in her in double figures with 11.

Sophomore Dessi Koleva tallied 15 kills to highlight a Tribe lineup that was held to a .095 hitting percentage. Koleva also added 14 digs to record the double-double while redshirt junior Paulette Grand Pre led all players with 15. Freshman Paige Lucas handed out a match-best 26 assists.

UNCW opened the match by scoring six of the first seven points and led by as many as eight during the opening frame as it cruised to a 25-17 victory in the first set.

With the score tied at 10-all in the second set, an attack error by the Tribe sparked a 5-0 spurt and gave the Seahawks a 15-10 advantage. William & Mary would rattle off three unanswered points to end the run and pull within two, 15-13, but UNCW would respond by scoring 10 of the final 15 points of the frame to take a 25-18 victory and a 2-0 lead.

The Seahawks never trailed in the third set, once again building an early 6-1 edge on its way to opening up a 13-7 advantage midway through the frame. A 7-4 spurt would pull the Tribe within two, 19-17, later in the frame, but a kill by freshman Kristen Powell ignited a 6-2 run that would give UNCW a 25-19 victory and the match.

UNCW is back in action Oct. 26 when it visits league-leading College of Charleston for a 2 p.m. matinee. William & Mary returns to the floor Oct. 25 in a 7 p.m. contest at Towson.