Volleyball Falls to American
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross volleyball team fell to American, 3-0, on Friday night in Washington, D.C. The loss drops the Crusaders to 3-15 on the year and 2-3 in Patriot League play. The Eagles improve to 10-9 and 5-0 in the conference.
In the loss, the Crusaders were led by Rachel Harding and Regan Wright. Harding had eight kills and nine digs on the night and Wright collected seven kills and nine digs. Skye Daval-Santos led the team with 12 digs, while Sophie VanSeveren had eight. For American, Shannon Webb had a match-high nine kills. Aleksandra Kazala collected seven kills and added 13 digs. Kristen Largay recorded a match-high 14 digs.
In the first set, a kill by Wright tied it at 11. From there, American would go on an 8-0 run to a 19-11 lead. The Crusaders wouldn’t go down easily as they answered back with eight of the next 11 points to climb back into the game at 22-19. But the Eagles would close it out to win the set 25-20. The final two sets were won by American, 25-15 in each. In the second set, the Crusaders would get the score to 10-9, but American finished strong, only letting them score consecutive points once in the remainder of the set. In the third and final set, the Eagles opened on a 6-2 run to gain a lead they never relinquished.
The Crusaders are back at it tomorrow in another Patriot League matchup, this time against Loyola (Md.) at 4:00 p.m.