Women's Volleyball Begins New York Road Trip with Loss at Le Moyne

Women's Volleyball Begins New York Road Trip with Loss at Le Moyne

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team kicked off a two-match weekend road trip to New York by losing to Le Moyne College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-8), on Friday evening on Ted Grant Court during Northeast-10 Conference play.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-17, 0-9 NE10), Le Moyne (12-11, 5-6 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Sarah Scott (Granby, Mass./MacDuffie School), 4 kills, 11 digs, 1 block
  • Sophomore Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 5 kills
  • Junior Jillian Harvie (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 4 kills
  • First-year London Starley (Sandy, Ore./Sandy), 14 assists, 4 digs
  • Senior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 10 digs
  • Senior Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 2 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocks

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Jacquelyne Ghindia, 10 kills, .714 hitting, 3 blocks
  • Sophomore Mary Talty, 9 kills
  • First-year Madeleine Kennedy, 8 kills
  • First-year Megan Fay, 6 kills, 3 blocks
  • Junior Emily Yancone, 24 assists, 7 digs
  • Senior Claire Hiwiller, 4 aces, 12 digs
  • Sophomore Emily Mosack, 9 digs

MATCH FACTS

  • Saint Michael's opened a two-match weekend road swing to New York.

THE ACTION

  • Harvie dropped two kills to help the Purple Knights forge a 4-0 lead in the opening set, but Hiwiller's ace capped a tying 5-1 response. Saint Michael's recaptured one-point leads three times, including at 8-7 on Scott's kill, before Le Moyne countered with a 7-3 run. Fornabia had a pair of kills during a tying 3-0 stretch (14-14), but the next seven points went to the Dolphins, who ended the set on an 11-2 jaunt.
  • The visitors again got out to a good start during the second set, with Statile and first-year Brigid Heinrich (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) combining for a block before Scott's kill made it 3-1. The next three points were scored by Le Moyne before Harvie's kill knotted the set at 4-4. However, the Dolphins rattled off the next five points to continue a clinching 24-6 run.
  • Statile's kill accounted for the first point of set No. 3, but Fay dropped two kills in a 6-0 response. Fornabia's kill had the visitors within 9-4, but Le Moyne scored the next seven points to pull away.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Saturday at The College of Saint Rose, 1 p.m.