MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team took its final break from non-conference play with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-11) loss at Middlebury College on Tuesday evening in Pepin Gymnasium.
- Saint Michael's (0-6), Middlebury (7-2)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Senior Gabby Ratte (Kula, Hawaii/Seabury Hall-Colby-Sawyer), 6 kills
- Junior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 4 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks
- Sophomore Jillian Harvie (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 4 kills
- Sophomore Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 12 assists, 1 ace, 3 digs
- Junior Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 3 blocks
- Sophomore Victoria Bradford (Vero Beach, Fla./Saint Edward's School), 6 digs
- Junior Anna Lonczak (Pine Plains, N.Y./Stissing Mountain), 5 digs
- First-year Jaeden Cruz (Makakilo, Hawaii/Saint Francis School), 5 digs
- Senior Sarah Staver, 12 kills, .474 attack percentage, 5 blocks
- First-year Maggie Wise, 9 kills
- Sophomore Emma Walsh, 26 assists, 4 kills
- Junior Gigi Alper, 11 digs
- First-year Jane Nelson, 5 aces
- Purple Knights' final break from non-conference play, as the final 13 regular-season matches are against Northeast-10 Conference foes.
- Barton and Statile combined for a block to give Saint Michael's a 5-3 edge in the opening set, the largest lead for either squad over the first 18 points. In a 9-9 set, Nelson dropped three aces during a 7-0 run that turned into a clinching 16-2 stretch.
- Middlebury scored five straight points early in set No. 2 before Barton's kill tied the teams at six, and a Harvie kill made it 8-8. The Panthers notched the next four points and never again led by fewer than three points, extending upon a 16-12 advantage with a 9-1 run.
- Harvie put down a kill during a 4-2 run to begin the third set, and the Purple Knights still led 5-4 before Middlebury countered with a 6-1 run. The visitors were within 12-9 on Ratte's kill, but the hosts ended the match by scoring 13 of the final 15 points.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH
- Thursday vs. Southern New Hampshire University, 7 p.m.
- The Purple Knights open their seven-match home schedule.