Volleyball Defeated By Lehigh, 3-0

Hannah Grace Stokes

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Mountain Hawks recorded a .317 hitting percentage with only 10 errors as the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to Lehigh, 3-0, by scores of 25-9, 25-23 and 25-17 in Patriot League action at the Holy Cross Field House on Friday night. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 6-18 overall (2-6 Patriot League), while the Mountain Hawks improve to 14-7 overall (6-2 Patriot League).

Freshman Hannah Grace Stokes (Atlanta, Ga.) posted her seventh double-double of the season with 20 assists and 10 digs, while junior Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) led the team with 10 kills. Stokes also led the Crusaders with three blocks. Junior Elizabeth Watters (San Francisco, Calif.) recorded 10 kills to tie Stokes for the team lead.

Lehigh was led by Paige Kruse who notched seven kills and had a .429 hitting percentage with one error on 14 attempts, while Jessica Kudirka tallied 35 assists. Rachel Charles picked up 16 digs.

The Crusaders return to action when they play Patriot League opponent Lafayette at the Holy Cross Field House on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 p.m. Fans can watch the match by going here.

The matches versus Lehigh and Lafayette on Friday and Saturday are a part of "Pink for a Purpose" as the Crusaders are raising money for Pink Revolution. To make a donation go to http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/HCVB/pink-for-a-purpose. PINK Revolution is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center.