Women's Volleyball Opens Home Schedule with Loss Against Middlebury

Women's Volleyball Opens Home Schedule with Loss Against Middlebury

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team opened its 2019 home slate on Tuesday evening against Middlebury College with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-9) loss in the Ross Sports Center.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-3), Middlebury (3-0)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Abby Gallagher (Kingston, Mass./Silver Lake Regional), 5 kills, 3 digs
  • First-year London Starley (Sandy, Ore./Sandy), 2 kills, 7 assists, 4 digs
  • Junior Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 2 assists, 7 digs
  • Junior Jillian Harvie (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig
  • Junior Molly Clarke (Barkhamsted, Conn./Northwestern Regional), 2 kills
  • Sophomore Jaeden Cruz (Makakilo, Hawaii/Saint Francis School), 1 assist, 1 ace, 2 digs
  • First-year Sarah Scott (Granby, Mass./MacDuffie School), 1 ace, 1 dig, 1 block

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Maggie Wise, 13 kills, .522 hitting
  • Sophomore Jane Nelson, 8 kills, .727 hitting
  • Sophomore Corley Doyle, 5 kills, .833 hitting
  • Junior Emma Walsh, 12 assists
  • Junior Shea Golden, 9 digs

MATCH FACTS

  • Capper of a season-opening three-match run during which the Purple Knights played one opponent apiece from each of the NCAA's three divisions.

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights trailed by as many as three points early in the first set before rallying to tie at 7-7 on Scott and first-year Caroline Curley's (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) tandem block. The next five points came from Middlebury, and the hosts still only trailed 15-10 on Scott's ace. The Panthers scored the ensuing nine points to pull away.
  • With Konow at the service line, Saint Michael's nabbed a 2-0 lead in set No. 2, with Clarke dropping a kill in that time. Gallagher's kill kept it 3-3 before Middlebury scored the next 15 points.
  • The visitors scored the first eight points of the third set en route to taking a 12-1 lead. Harvie's second kill in a 7-2 counter brought the hosts within 14-8 before Middlebury ended the match on an 11-1 run.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Friday against Kutztown (Pa.) University at 11 a.m. and Salem (W.Va.) University at 3 p.m. during the opening day of the Kutztown Classic