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WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TOPS MONKS; FALLS TO SEAHAWKS IN TRI-MATCH ACTION

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TOPS MONKS; FALLS TO SEAHAWKS IN TRI-MATCH ACTION

STANDISH, Maine – The Emmanuel College women's volleyball squad picked up a hard-fought 3-1 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) win over host Saint Joseph's College (10-10, 3-3 GNAC) in a road tri-match at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday. In the second match, Salve Regina University (9-10, 1-3 CCC) blanked the Saints, 3-0, to move EC to a record of 6-13, 3-3 GNAC on the year. The Seahawks went on to post a 3-2 win in the nightcap against Saint Joseph's.

EMMANUEL 3, SAINT JOSEPH'S 1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-17, 26-24)

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

·         Sophomore Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) posted a match-high 16 kills on 53 attempts with five digs

·         Freshman Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.) registered 11 kills on 21 attempts for a .286 hitting percentage

·         Senior Jordynne Copp (Cumberland, Maine) added 10 kills

·         Junior Sarah Dyer (Seabrook, N.H.) contributed 39 assists and nine digs

·         Junior Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) tallied 33 digs

LEADERS – EMMANUEL:

·         Junior Mary Shelow (Miami, Fla.) delivered 12 kills on 38 attempts with three aces

·         Junior Carly Church (Higganum, Conn.) boasted a double-double with 40 assists and 13 digs

·         Junior Casey Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) chipped in with three kills, four aces, and 12 digs

·         Junior Katharine Journeay (Hampton, N.H.) added 23 digs and three kills

TEAM STATS:

Saint Joseph's held slim leads in kills (46-44), assists (45-44), and digs (81-72) while Emmanuel posted a 12-6 advantage in service aces.

SALVE REGINA 3, EMMANUEL 0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-14)

LEADERS – SALVE REGINA:

·         Junior Cassidy Trabilcy (Phoenix, Ariz.) posted 10 kills and five digs

·         Senior Samantha Higgins (Coventry, R.I.) delivered eight kills on 18 attempts for a .389 attack rate

·         Senior Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.) notched 28 assists and six service aces

·         Junior Kendall Wilcox (Pomfret, Conn.) chipped in with seven kills

·         Freshman Kathryn Linekin (Ridgefield, Conn.) recorded 19 digs

LEADERS – EMMANUEL:

·         Shelow led all players with 12 kills and added five digs

·         Church dealt 25 assists

·         Sheehan paced the Saints with 17 digs

·         Journeay added 15 digs and a pair of aces

TEAM STATS:

Salve Regina maintained the lead in kills (32-25), assists (32-25), aces (12-5), and digs (53-32).

SALVE REGINA 3, SAINT JOSEPH'S 2 (22-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-15, 15-4)

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

·         Bickford registered 14 kills on 46 attempts

·         Copp talied nine kills and three total blocks

·         Dyer added a double-double with 37 assists and 10 digs

·         Freshman Sophia Randall (Epping, N.H.) tallied five kills, three aces, and 10 digs

·         Thompson picked up 23 digs

LEADERS – SALVE REGINA:

·         Sophomore Annie Donahue (Chelmsford, Mass.) led all players with 16 kills on 28 attempts for a .393 hitting percentage

·         Wilcox netted 14 kills on 30 attempts for a .267 attack rate

·         Freshman Andee Bender (Lebanon, Conn.) recorded 12 kills on 34 bids for a .265 attack percentage

·         Salwa delivered 44 assists, three kills, four aces, and 16 digs

·         Trabilcy chipped in with seven kills and 18 digs

TEAM STATS:

The Seahawks held advantages in kills (55-42), assists (50-42), aces (12-5), and digs (73-70).

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's will play at University of Southern Maine on Thursday at 6:00 PM while Emmanuel heads to Nashua, N.H. to take on Rivier University that same evening at 7:00 PM.

*Release courtesy of Saint Joseph's (ME) Athletic Communications