Volleyball Falls To Oakland, 3-0

Holy Cross Athletics   09-12-2014
Holy Cross Athletics

THE BASICS: 
Score: Oakland 3, Holy Cross 0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-17)
Records: Holy Cross (1-8); Oakland (5-5)
Location: West Point, N.Y. (Gillis Field House)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m.
The Lead: Cassie Pelloni tallied 17 kills for the Golden Grizzlies as the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to Oakland, 3-0, on Saturday at Gillis Field House at the Army Invitational by scores of 25-23, 25-21, 25-17. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
• Junior Emily Oliver (Carlsbad, Calif.) led the Crusaders with 13 kills, while sophomore Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) just missed a double-double with nine kills and 10 digs. Sophomore Emily Popp (Clarkston, Mich.) secured 11 digs and sophomore Katie McKernan (Sylvania, Ohio) tallied 28 assists. Senior Dana Weston (Canton, Mass.) led the team with four blocks.    
• Sammy Condon had 14 kills for Oakland, while Ciara Schultz posted 38 assists. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
• Popp has posted four straight double-digit digs performances with six total this season.
• Oliver has now tallied double-digit kills for three consecutive matches and five overall this season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
• With the Crusaders trailing the first set by a 24-20 score, they responded by winning three straight points to cut Oakland's lead to 24-23. But a kill by Melissa Deatsch gave the Golden Grizzlies a 25-23 win. Oliver and Weston each posted four kills for the Crusaders. 
• Oakland won the second set, 25-21 as Pelloni posted six kills. Oliver and Sifferlen each had four kills. 
• The Golden Grizzlies clinched the match with a 25-17 third-set victory. Condon led Oakland with five kills, while Oliver posted five kills for the Crusaders.

UP NEXT:
• The Crusaders will wrap up play in the Army Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 11:00 a.m. versus Binghamton.

KEEP CONNECTED:
• There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross volleyball team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HolyCrossVB, on Facebook and on Instagram. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here: http://www.goholycross.com/list-signup  

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