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Volleyball Edged by Bucknell in Five Sets

Holy Cross Athletics   10-14-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC B
Set Score 2 3
Kills 77 57
Digs 89 73
Blocks 3 11
Assists 65 51
Attack % .279 .221

LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Holy Cross volleyball team lost to Bucknell in five sets Saturday night. Freshman outside hitter Emmerson Smith posted a career high 21 kills and 15 digs against the Bison to complete her second double-double of the season. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross lept to a 7-1 lead in the first set after a Bison attack error. Bucknell worked back to tie the match 12-12 after a Holy Cross attack error. The set went back and forth, but the Bison were able to take the first set 27-25.

  • Holy Cross took a timeout in the second set after a Bison kill, which tied the set 11-11. Holy Cross went up 16-14 after a kill by freshman setter Rachel Harding. The Crusaders went on a 5-0 run to capture the set 25-17.

  • The Bison held the Crusaders to just 16 points and took the third set 25-16. 

  • Holy Cross opened the fourth set with an ace by freshman libero Sophie VanSeveren and four Crusader kills. Holy Cross held Bucknell to 13 points and took the set 25-13 and tied the match 2-2. 

  • In the third, Bucknell tied the set 12-12 after an ace. With the set tied 15-15, extra points were needed to decide the winner. After a Holy Cross attack error, Bucknell was able to secure the set 23-21, and they took the match 3-2. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Freshman setter Rachel Harding recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 kills and 11 digs. 

  • Freshman middle blocker Clare Honan posted a career high 19 kills with a .375 hitting percentage.
     
  • Freshman setter Shannon Dwyer had a career high 29 assists.

  • In addition, freshman setter Kathleen Philo notched 29 assists and 12 digs. 

  • VanSeveren recorded 30 digs on defense for the Crusaders. 

UP NEXT:

The Crusaders will host Lehigh next Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:05 p.m.


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