Women's Volleyball Suffers NE10 Road Loss at Bentley

Women's Volleyball Suffers NE10 Road Loss at Bentley

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team lost to Bentley University, 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-12), on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference action in the Dana Center.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-10, 0-3 NE10), Bentley (14-4, 3-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Sarah Scott (Granby, Mass./MacDuffie School), 7 kills, 1 ace, 16 digs
  • Junior Jillian Harvie (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 7 kills
  • Sophomore Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 6 kills, 2 blocks
  • First-year London Starley (Sandy, Ore./Sandy), 10 assists, 4 digs
  • Junior Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 9 assists, 1 ace
  • Senior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 3 assists, 10 digs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Mariana Boyer, 10 kills, 6 digs
  • Sophomore Katie Rounds, 9 kills, .571 hitting
  • Sophomore Amanda Parker, 7 kills, 16 assists, 5 digs
  • Senior Xio Lopp, 22 assists, 2 aces
  • First-year Jenna Giaquinto, 15 digs

MATCH FACTS

  • The Purple Knights were only outgained 48-42 on digs.
  • Saint Michael's continued a run of only four Northeast-10 Conference matches in four weeks, playing five times overall during that stretch.

THE ACTION

  • Rounds dropped kills for the first two points of the match before Bentley led 7-3, but consecutive kills by Fornabia, Scott and Starley drew Saint Michael's within 8-7 early in the first set. Nine of the next 10 points came from Bentley, sparking a clinching 17-4 run.
  • Harvie registered back-to-back kills to kick off a 3-0 run that gave the Purple Knights a 5-4 lead in the second set, and the teams played through three ensuing ties before a 4-0 run gave the visitors a 11-7 edge. Senior Allie Statile's (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) kill kept the visitors in front at 14-11, but a 9-1 stretch by the hosts flipped the score to 20-15 in their favor. Fornabia's kill made it a four-point margin, but the Purple and Gold never again trailed by fewer than that.
  • Harvie's early kill helped Saint Michael's to a 2-0 lead in the third set before Bentley's 5-0 counter put it in the lead to stay. Scott's kill created an 8-6 hole before the Falcons slowly pulled away with a 10-2 run.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Next Saturday at Saint Anselm College, 12 p.m.
  • The Hawks qualified for the last two NCAA Tournaments.