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Volleyball Defeats Hartford, 3-1

Holy Cross Athletics   09-19-2015

THE BASICS:

  • Score: Holy Cross 3, Hartford 1 (25-21, 27-25, 20-25, 26-24)
  • Records: Holy Cross (3-8); Hartford (0-13)
  • Location: New Britain, Conn. (Detrick Gymnasium)
  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • The Lead: Junior Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) notched 21 kills as the Crusaders defeated Hartford on Saturday afternoon by scores of 25-21, 27-25, 20-25 and 26-24 at the Central Connecticut Invitational.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Sifferlen averaged 5.25 kills per set while tying her season-high in kills with 21.
  • Sophomore M.C. Magner (Northfield, Ill.) led the Crusaders with 19 digs.
  • Freshman Caroline Wells (Greensboro, N.C.) led Holy Cross 37 assists in the match.
  • Katy Henchy led the Hawks with 15 kills, while Paola Llerandi led the team with 15 digs and Astrid Mangual led with 33 assists.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Sifferlen has posted double-digit kills in 10 out of 11 matches so far this season. She is now averaging 3.79 kills per set.
  • Junior Emily Popp (Clarkston, Mich.) recorded nine digs, giving her 1.093 in her career. She is now seventh in the all-time career digs list.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Sifferlen recorded eight kills in the first set, including the final two clinching points, as the Crusaders won 25-21.
  • After being down 20-11, the Crusaders went on a 12-3 scoring run to tie the second set at 23. Holy Cross would win it 27-25.
  • With the score tied 15-15, the Hawks put together a 10-5 scoring run to take the third set 25-20.
  • After giving up five straight points to give Hartford a 24-23 lead, Holy Cross registered three kills in a row to clinch the fourth set, 26-24.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders will return to action tonight, as they take on Central Connecticut State in their final match of the Central Connecticut Invitational at 6:30 p.m.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross volleyball team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossVB, 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.

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