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Volleyball Defeats Manhattan; Falls To Brown

Holy Cross Athletics   09-02-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC M
Set Score 3 0
Kills 41 24
Digs 38 36
Blocks 5 7
Assists 36 22
Attack % .216 .057

WORCESTER, MASS. – The Holy Cross volleyball team defeated Manhattan, 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-22), and fell to Brown 3-1 (25-21, 26-24, 16-25, 25-20) on the final day of the Holy Cross Invitational at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. Freshman outside hitter Katie Kerins and freshman middle blocker Clare Honan were each named to the All-Tournament team. This is the second straight week that Kerins has been selected to an All-Tournament team as she also earned the honor at the St. John’s Jack Kaiser Classic. The Crusaders went 2-1 in the tournament placing second while Brown went a perfect 3-0.

Holy Cross 3 | Manhattan 0

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Kerins led the Crusaders with 19 kills (.316 hitting percentage). She has recorded double-digit kills in five out of her first six collegiate matches.

  • Honan tallied nine kills and two digs.

  • Junior middle hitter Kristen Somerville registered five blocks.

  • Senior libero M.C. Magner led the team with 10 digs and has 1,113 career digs, which now moves her to seventh overall in program history.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Crusaders won six out of the last 10 points including a kill on set point by Somerville to secure a 25-20 victory in the opening frame.

  • Holy Cross controlled the second set posting a .300 hitting percentage and earning a 25-14 victory. Kerins led the team with six kills (.400 hitting percentage).

  • With the third set tied 21-21, the Crusaders took four out of the last five points to clinch the match with a 25-22 third set victory. Kerins was outstanding with nine kills in the third set.

Stat Comparison
Category HC B
Set Score 1 3
Kills 53 45
Digs 67 65
Blocks 11 15
Assists 49 38
Attack % .147 .114

Brown 3 | Holy Cross 1

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Freshman setter Kathleen Philo posted 31 assists and 13 digs for her third career double-double.

  • Kerins notched 18 kills and eight digs.

  • Freshman outside hitter Emmerson Smith had 10 kills and nine digs.

  • Honan posted a career high seven blocks and nine kills.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross will travel to Providence R.I. for the Friar Classic. The first match of the tournament is Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:15 p.m against Providence.

2017 Holy Cross Invitational All-Tournament Team

Gabrielle Moriconi, Brown

Elisa Merten, Brown

Eliza Grover, Brown

Katie Kerins, Holy Cross

Clare Honan, Holy Cross

Taylor Wyckoff, Fairleigh Dickinson

Erin Hoener, Manhattan

 

MVP: Eliza Grover

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