Volleyball Falls To Army, 3-1

Holy Cross Athletics   10-17-2014
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THE BASICS

Score: Army 3, Holy Cross 1  
Records: Holy Cross (5-14, 4-5 Patriot League); Army (10-12, 5-4 Patriot League)
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Holy Cross Field House)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. 
The Lead: Sophomore Katie McKernan (Slyvania, Ohio) had a double-double with 10 kills and 27 assists for the Crusaders, but the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to Army 3-1 at the Holy Cross Field House on Saturday afternoon.
 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Up 23-22 in the first set, Holy Cross scored two back-to-back points on kills by freshman Mary Mullen (Mendota Heights, Minn.) and senior Alicia Swearingen (Springdale, Ark.) to take the 25-22 win.
  • With the Crusaders trailing Army 24-18 in the second set, Holy Cross cut the lead to 24-23 by winning five straight points, but Army sealed the 25-23 win on a kill by Nicole Perri.
  • Army took the 12-10 lead in the third set, and posted 13 straight points to clinch the 25-10 win.
  • Army clinched the match with a 25-17 fourth set win as Amber Clay posted a kill on match point.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
  • Sophomore Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) posted 11 kills for the Crusaders, while sophomore Emily Popp (Clarkston, Mich.) led the team with 28 digs. McKernan tallied 27 assists and senior Mary-Kate Short (Lighthouse Point, Fla.) recorded three blocks.
  • Nicole Perri posted 17 kills, while Deanna Dalton secured 23 digs for Army.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Friday, Oct. 24 as they host Patriot League opponent Bucknell at 7:05 p.m. at the Holy Cross Field House for the SGA Game of the Week.
 
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