Holy Cross Volleyball To Play Four Matches

Holy Cross Volleyball

Overall: 1-7 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 1-2

Scoreboard: Holy Cross 3, Bryant 1, Smithfield, R.I., 9/9
Northeastern 3, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 9/12
Boston College 3, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 9/12

Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Central Connecticut, New Britain, Conn., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 at Brown, Providence, R.I., 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 vs. Stony Brook, Providence, R.I., 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 at Brown, Providence, R.I., 4:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross volleyball team will play four matches this week. The Crusaders will play at Central Connecticut on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and then conclude regular season tournament play when they compete at the Brown Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19. Holy Cross will meet tournament host Brown on Friday at 7:30 p.m., while on Saturday it will take on Stony Brook at 1:00 p.m. and Brown for a second time at 4:00 p.m. The Crusaders fell to Central Connecticut last year at the Holy Cross Field House, 3-2, by scores of 23-25, 25-11, 25-15, 23-25 and 15-13. 
  • Junior setter Chelsey O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) now has 1,688 career assists which move her to third on the Holy Cross all-time assists list. She had two double-doubles on the week as she now has three for the season and 14 for her career. O'Donnell's 38 digs and 2.92 digs per set led the team for the week.
  • O'Donnell, along with senior Samantha Surface (Fresno, Calif.), was named to the Beanpot Classic All-Tournament Team. O'Donnell also earned this honor last year, while this marks the third time during her career that she has been named to a regular season all-tournament team. This was the first time that Surface has made an all-tournament team while at Holy Cross.
  • Freshman Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) recorded her first collegiate double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs as Holy Cross defeated Bryant, 3-1. Her 39 kills and 3.00 kills per set ranked first on the team for the week, while her 68 kills and 2.52 kills per set for the season lead the team.
  • As of Sept. 14, Holy Cross' 1.63 service aces per set are the third most in the Patriot League. Junior Angela Chisholm (Millis, Mass.) has 3.22 digs per set which are seventh on the Patriot League leaders list, while O'Donnell's 0.41 service aces per set are seventh and Chisholm's 0.37 service aces per set are tied for ninth. Sophomore Kathleen Colpoys (Scituate, Mass.) has a .246 hitting percentage which is ranked ninth around the league.