Women's Volleyball Caps Three-Match Homestand with Loss to Bentley

Women's Volleyball Caps Three-Match Homestand with Loss to Bentley

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team capped a three-match homestand on Tuesday evening with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-18) loss to Bentley University during Northeast-10 Conference action in Ross Sports Center.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-14, 0-9 NE10), Bentley (8-14, 4-4 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 10 kills, .600 hitting, 2 blocks, 2 digs
  • Sophomore Jillian Harvie (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 8 kills, 2 digs, 1 block
  • First-year Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 4 kills, .500 hitting, 2 digs, 1 ace, 1 block
  • Sophomore Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 22 assists, 6 digs, 1 block
  • Junior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 14 digs, 3 aces, 1 block
  • Sophomore Victoria Bradford (Vero Beach, Fla./Saint Edward's School), 6 digs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Rachel Bruno, 9 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces
  • Junior Emily Barthelmes, 10 digs
  • Senior Krista Campbell, 20 assists, 6 digs
  • First-year Shannon Ngo, 6 kills, 4 aces, 2 blocks

MATCH FACTS

  • Saint Michael's capped a three-match homestand, and plays four of its final five regular-season contests on the road.

THE ACTION

  • Harvie and Statile each had a kill and a block as the Purple Knights claimed a 4-1 edge in the opening set before Bentley countered with a 13-4 run. Saint Michael's drew within five points three times, but the Falcons scored nine of the final 11 points.
  • Statile's two kills triggered a 5-0 run and a 5-3 Purple and Gold advantage in set No. 2, which featured seven ties and four lead changes. Neither team led by more than two points until a 5-1 Bentley run gave the visitors a 14-10 lead, but Barton turned in two aces and a kill while Harvie had two kills in an ensuing 7-1 stretch, putting the hosts in front, 17-15. Bruno followed with a kill and a block to tie the set before an error gave the hosts an 18-17 edge, but the Falcons finished the set with an 8-2 run.
  • Harvie posted two kills while Fornabia notched a kill and an ace in helping the Purple Knights nab a 5-1 lead in the third set, and the hosts still led 14-10 before Ngo dropped three straight aces to cap a go-ahead 5-0 run. Saint Michael's countered with a 4-0 run of its own, with Barton's ace making it 18-15. However, junior Xio Lopp's service keyed Bentley scoring the final 10 points of the match.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Friday at Pace University, 7 p.m.