Women's Volleyball Finishes Home Weekend with Setback Against Le Moyne

Women's Volleyball Finishes Home Weekend with Setback Against Le Moyne

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team capped a two-match home weekend with a loss to Le Moyne College, 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-21), on Saturday in the Ross Sports Center during Northeast-10 Conference play.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-13, 0-8 NE10), Le Moyne (10-8, 2-6 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 6 kills
  • Sophomore Molly Clarke (Barkhamsted, Conn./Northwestern Regional), 5 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces
  • First-year Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 5 kills
  • Sophomore Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 22 assists, 4 digs, 3 kills
  • Junior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 19 digs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Marguerite Dillon, 14 kills, .560 hitting
  • Junior Jacquelyne Ghindia, 11 kills, .647 hitting
  • First-year Mary Talty, 11 kills
  • Sophomore Emily Yancone, 42 assists, 6 kills
  • Senior Mikayla Porr, 15 digs

MATCH FACTS

  • Saint Michael's set a season high in hitting percentage and had a season-low 10 errors, matching its fewest since committing six against the State University of New York at Potsdam on Sept. 17, 2013. The Purple Knights last had so few errors in an NE10 match on Oct. 26, 2007, with eight against Bentley University.
  • Capper of three-match week and two-match home weekend for Saint Michael's.
  • Middle match of three-match homestand.

THE ACTION

  • Kills by Fornabia and first-year Abby Gallagher (Kingston, Mass./Silver Lake Regional) had Saint Michael's within 3-2 in the opening set before the Dolphins forged a 7-1 run and never again led by fewer than six points.
  • Eight of the first nine points in the second set came from Le Moyne, with the Purple Knights trailing by at least five points from there on out.
  • Set No. 3 saw the teams play through 13 ties and nine lead changes, as neither led by more than two points until late. Clarke's kill put the Purple and Gold ahead at 16-15 before Le Moyne responded with six straight points. Saint Michael's chipped within three points three times, but Talty dropped a kill for the clinching point.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Tuesday vs. Bentley University, 7 p.m.