M.C. Magner and Mary Mullen
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Mark Seliger Photography
M.C. Magner and Mary Mullen

Volleyball Defeats Loyola (Md.) in Final Match of the Season

Holy Cross Athletics   11-11-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC L
Set Score 3 0
Kills 38 31
Digs 55 45
Blocks 6 4
Assists 37 26
Attack % .283 .076

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross volleyball team finished the season with a win agiainst Loyola (Md.), 3-0. Freshman outside hitter Katie Kerins led the Crusaders with 10 kills in the win. Freshman libero Sophie VanSeveren notched 20 digs. 

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

  • Holy Cross started the first set on a 10-4 run with seven kills in the first 10 points. The Crusaders extended their lead to 21-8 and then took the set, 25-14.

  • The second set was close between the Crusaders and the Greyhounds. After kill by Kerins, the score was tied 8-8. The Crusaders extended the lead to 19-13 after a Loyolo service error. Freshman setter Rachel Harding ended the set on an ace and the Crusaders took the second set, 25-18. 

  • Holy Cross started the third set with a 12-3 lead after a Loyola attack error. The Greyhounds fought back, but the Crusaders were able to hang onto the lead and took the third set, 25-17. 

  • INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
  • VanSeveren broke the average digs per set record this season. She recorded 5.71 digs per set on the season and now holds the all-time record for the program. The freshman also recorded 548 digs on the season and now holds the second place spot for all-time single season digs. 

  • Kerins finished the season with 294 kills followed by freshman middle hitter Clare Honan with 259. 

  • Freshman Kathleen Philo records 488 assists on the season. 

SENIOR STARS:

  • Senior middle hitter Mary Mullen finished her careeer as a Crusader starting in 91 matches and appearing in 97. She tallied 277 career blocks and holds the all-time record for career blocks. 

  • Senior defensive specialist and captain M.C. Magner appeared in 112 matches with 30 starts. She has recorded 1,300 digs in her four years as a Crusader and holds the second spot in the all-time career digs record list. 

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