Volleyball Falls To Navy, 3-0

Mandy Sifferlen

WORCESTER, Mass. – Erin Fortner led the Mids with 11 kills as the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to Navy, 3-0, on Friday night in Patriot League action at the Holy Cross Field House by scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-13. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 6-12 overall (1-5 PL), while the Midshipmen improve to 7-9 overall (3-2 PL). The Crusaders held a "Pink For A Purpose" event at the match as they are raising money for PINK Revolution. To make a donation go to http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/audrey-kurlan-marcy/pink-for-a-purpose2013. The Crusaders will also be holding a "Pink For A Purpose" event when they host Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Holy Cross Field House at 2:00 p.m.  

Freshman Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) led the Crusaders with 10 kills, while freshman Katie McKernan (Sylvania, Ohio) posted 24 assists. Freshman Emily Popp (Clarkston, Mich.) tallied 12 digs.

Alex Karika led Navy with 30 assists, while Alex Cassel posted 10 kills and a team-best five blocks.

After Navy took a 9-1 lead in the first set, the Mids then extended their lead to 10 points at 17-7. The Crusaders were able to cut the lead to four points at 21-17, but Navy then won four of the next five points for a 25-18 first-set victory. With the second set tied at 20-20, the Mids won five of next six points to post a 25-21 win. Navy controlled the third set as the Mids tallied an outstanding .520 hitting percentage to earn a 25-13 match-clinching third-set victory.  

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