Volleyball Drops Two Against UConn and St. John's
STORRS, Conn. - The Holy Cross volleyball team fell to UConn and St. John's on the first day of the Dog Pound Challenge. The Crusaders move to 1-10 on the season and UConn improves to 7-4 with St. John's at 10-4.
FACING THE HUSKIES:
Kerins led the Crusaders in the first match of Dog Pound Challenge with seven kills and two digs. Freshman Skye Daval-Santos with 16 digs on defense.
Holy Cross trailed UConn through the first set, but came back within three points after a kill from freshman Johnna Shamley to make the score, 17-14. The Crusaders used a timeout with the score at 22-18, but the Huskies came out and scored the last three of four points to take game one.
The second set went back and forth between the Crusaders and the Huskies. The set was tied, 13-13, after a UConn attacking error. The Huskies extended the lead to 20-16 after a kill from Danielle Cabel and eventually took the second set, 25-20.
The Crusaders started strong in the third set with a block from Shamley and Kerins. The Huskies charged back after being down four points to tie set, 9-9. UConn took a four point lead later in the set after an attacking error from Shamley. The Huskies held on to the lead and took the third set, 25-18.
CRUSADERS VERSUS THE JOHNNIES:
St. John's controlled the majority of the match against Holy Cross and never allowed the Crusaders to score more than 14 points in one set. Shamley lead the Crusaders with 14 kills and five digs. Sophomore Shannon Dwyer tallied 23 assists, which is a season high.
The Crusaders will play the last non-conference match of the season against Rutgers at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.