Allie Barry
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Allie Barry

Volleyball Comes Up Short At Bryant, 3-1

Holy Cross Athletics   10-13-2015

THE BASICS:

Score: Bryant 3, Holy Cross 1 (25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23)

Records: Holy Cross (5-14, 2-4 Patriot League); Bryant (13-10, 4-1 NEC)

Location: Smithfield, Conn. (Chace Athletic Center)

Date: October 13, 2015

Time: 7:00 p.m.

The Lead: Freshman Caroline Wells (Greensboro, N.C.) registered a double-double as the Crusaders fell to Bryant on Tuesday evening by scores of 25-19, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-23 in Smithfield, R.I.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wells earned a double-double with a team-leading 33 assists and 10 digs.
  • Junior Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) led Holy Cross with 16 kills, while freshman Lynsey Petersen (Palos Verdes, Calif.) notched 14.
  • Sophomore M.C. Magner (Northfield, Ill.) led the Crusaders with 20 digs.
  • Kristin Kingi led Bryant with 21 kills, while Vika Nesterov led with 59 assists and Debora Magalhaes led with 25 digs.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • With the score tied at 12, the Bulldogs went on a 9-2 scoring run to give them control over the first set. Bryant would claim the win, 25-19.
  • Bryant jumped out to an early 10-5 lead in the second set. The Bulldogs were able to hold off a comeback from the Crusaders and secured their second point, 25-19.
  • The Crusaders jumped out to a 10-4 lead, but were unable to hold off Bryant’s attack. The Bulldogs worked their way back to regain the lead at 21-19, but the Crusaders would grab six of the next eight points to clinch the third set 25-23.
  • The Crusaders jumped out to another early lead in the fourth set, but were unable to overcome the Bulldogs to force a fifth set. Bryant sealed the match with a 25-23 win.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Friday, Oct. 16, when they host Bucknell in Patriot League play at the Hart Center at 7:05 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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