Mary Mullen
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Mark Seliger Photography
Mary Mullen

Volleyball Falls To Colgate In Straight Sets

Holy Cross Athletics   10-23-2015

THE BASICS:

  • Score: Colgate 3, Holy Cross 0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19)
  • Records: Holy Cross (5-18, 2-8 Patriot League); Colgate (9-12, 7-3 Patriot League)
  • Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hart Center)
  • Date: October 23, 2015
  • Time: 7:05 p.m.
  • The Lead: Junior Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) registered a double-double, but the Crusaders were defeated by Colgate, 3-0, by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-19 on Friday night at the Hart Center.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Sifferlen earned a double-double with a team-leading 16 kills and 13 digs.
  • Freshman Caroline Wells (Greensboro, N.C.) led Holy Cross with 20 assists.
  • Sophomore M.C. Magner (Northfield, Ill.) notched a team-leading 16 digs.
  • Katie Stansbury earned a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs for Colgate, while Amanda Smith also notched 11 kills in the match. Molly Smith also earned a double-double with a team-leading 20 assists and 10 digs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Sifferlen’s double-double was her sixth of the season, and 16th of her career. Sifferlen reached 759 career kills, which are now seventh best all-time in school history.
  • Sophomore Mary Mullen (Mendota Heights, Minn.) registered two blocks to give her 75 on the season, which are tied for 10th-best all-time in school history.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • With Colgate leading 22-10, the Crusaders rallied with a remarkable 8-1 scoring run, but were unable to overcome the deficit. The Raiders took the set 25-18.
  • Down 24-19, the Crusaders gained some momentum and notched four straight points, but the Raiders were able to take the match in the later stages 25-23.
  • Sifferlen registered eight kills, but the Crusaders could not overcome the Raiders, who took the third and final set 25-19.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Friday, Oct. 30, as they take on American in Patriot League action beginning at 7:05 p.m.

KEEP CONNECTED:

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