August 28, 2010

Volleyball Falls To Fordham, 3-0, At Beanpot Classic

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Junior Kathleen Colpoys (Scituate, Mass.) tallied a season-best 11 kills and had an outstanding .667 hitting percentage, but the Rams had three players with a hitting percentage of over .400, as the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to Fordham, 3-0, on Saturday in the Crusaders' last match at the Beanpot Classic at Power Gym on the campus of Boston College. The Rams won by scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-20. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-2 overall, while the Rams improve to 3-0 on the season. The 2-2 start is Holy Cross' best since the 2001 season. Senior setter Chelsey O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned All-Tournament accolades as she was outstanding with 125 assists and 35 digs in the four matches. This is her fourth career All-Tournament selection as she also earned the honor at the 2008 and 2009 Beanpot Classics, and at the 2007 Wildcat Invitational.

This was Colpoys' ninth career double-digit kills performance and her first of the season as she had 11 kills on 15 attempts with only one error. O'Donnell recorded 20 assists, seven digs and four kills, while sophomore Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) led the team with 10 digs and also had four kills. Senior Rebecca DeSanti (Hampden, Mass.) also chipped in with four kills.

Fordham was led by Kailee May who recorded 11 kills and Sara Konkel who had 37 assists. Emily Atwood added 10 digs.

The Crusaders went 2-2 at the Beanpot Classic, including 3-0 wins over Boston College and Quinnipiac, and a 3-2 loss versus Northeastern on Friday at the Holy Cross Field House. This was the Crusaders' best record at a regular season tournament since going 2-1 at the 2005 Yale Invitational. The win over Boston College was the first since a 3-1 victory on Sept. 6, 1991, as the Eagles had won 15 straight over the Crusaders entering the match on Friday. This tournament also saw Holy Cross win eight consecutive sets for the first time since the 2005 season also at the Yale Invitational. Lynch led the Crusaders with 48 kills and 38 digs at the Beanpot Classic.  

The Crusaders return to action when they play at Providence on Wednesday, Sept. 1.