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Volleyball Sweeps Lafayette

Holy Cross Athletics   10-21-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC L
Set Score 3 0
Kills 49 22
Digs 50 31
Blocks 7 4
Assists 44 19
Attack % .343 .020

WORCESTER, Mass –The Holy Cross volleyball team defeated Lafayette 3-0 Saturday night at the Hart Center. The Crusaders led the Leopards in all categories and picked up their first Patriot League victory. Holy Cross had three players in double-digit kills and a team hitting percentage of .343. 


  • Freshman middle hitter Clare Honan recorded 12 kills (.400 hitting percentage) and four blocks. Honan has recorded double-digit kills in her last three matches. 

  • Freshman setter Rachel Harding notched 12 kills (.348 hitting percentage) and nine digs. 

  • Freshman outside hitter Katie Kerins had 10 kills (.600 hitting percentage). 

  • Freshman setter Kathleen Philo had 24 assists for the Crusaders. 

  • The Crusaders' offense had a .343 hitting percentage and kept the Leopards to hitting only .020. 

  • Holy Cross' total kills was more than double the Leopards' total. 


  • Harding led the Crusaders in the first set with six kills. The Crusaders jumped to a 13-7 lead after a kill by freshman outside hitter Emmerson Smith. After a kill by Harding, the Crusaders took the lead to 22-14. Holy Cross was able to capture the first set 25-15. 

  • After a kill by Kerins, Holy Cross regained a 10-9 lead over the Leopards. Later in the set, Kerins notched another kill and took the lead to 19-14. The Crusaders held on to the lead and won the second set 25-18. 

  • Honan led the Crusaders with seven kills in the third set. The Crusaders never gave up the lead and won the set 25-18 and the match 3-0. 


The Crusaders are on the road against Navy next Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. 



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