Women's Volleyball Opens NE10 Play with Setback at Assumption

Women's Volleyball Opens NE10 Play with Setback at Assumption

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team opened Northeast-10 Conference play with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-21) loss to Assumption College on Tuesday evening in Laska Gymnasium.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-5, 0-1 NE10), Assumption (1-8, 1-2 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Jillian Harvie (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 6 kills
  • Junior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 5 kills, 15 digs
  • Senior Gabby Ratte (Kula, Hawaii/Seabury Hall/Colby-Sawyer), 3 kills, 12 assists, 6 digs, 1 block
  • Junior Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 4 kills, 4 digs, 1 ace, 1 block
  • Junior Anna Lonczak (Pine Plains, N.Y./Stissing Mountain), 8 digs, 1 ace
  • Sophomore Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 5 assists, 3 digs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Mary Campbell, 8 kills, .533 hitting
  • First-year Alexandra Krawczyk, 22 assists, 4 aces
  • Senior Kellie Smith, 7 kills, 11 digs, 3 blocks
  • First-year Alana Hruska, 7 kills
  • Junior Brenna Chrisom, 13 digs

MATCH FACTS

  • Purple Knights' NE10 opener and first match in 10 days.
  • Eighth consecutive series meeting won by the home team.

THE ACTION

  • After trailing 10-4 in the opening set following Hruska's kill, the Purple Knights rallied to tie with an 8-2 run. Konow dropped an ace for the tying point, while first-year Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic) had a kill and a block in the stretch.
  • Assumption scored the next 12 points, and 13 of the final 14, to take the opening frame.
  • Harvie's kill had Saint Michael's within 3-2 in the second set before the Greyhounds used a 6-0 run, which Hruska capped with two blocks and a kill, to push the lead to 20-8.
  • Statile posted a kill and a block during a 7-0 response, and the visitors trailed by five.
  • Chrisom dropped aces for the final two points of a clinching 5-1 run.
  • Fornabia's kill brought the Purple and Gold within 15-11 in the third set, but Assumption responded with a 5-1 run.
  • Three consecutive Barton kills trimmed the deficit to 24-21, but first-year Payton Hodsdon put down a kill at match point.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Next Tuesday at Middlebury College, 7 p.m.