Volleyball Tripped Up By Saint Anselm, 3-1

Wilke notched her sixth double-double of the season

Poveda tallied her fourth-career double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (October 6, 2018) – The Stonehill College women's volleyball team fell to Northeast-10 Conference foe Saint Anselm College Saturday afternoon at Stoutenburgh Gym, 3-1, with set scores of 20-25, 25-22, 15-25, and 21-25.

For the Skyhawks (8-6, 4-2 NE10), sophomore Sophia Poveda notched her fourth-career double-double registering 11 kills and 13 digs, while Allyson Hughes tallied her second match this season with 20 plus kills and the match-high. Freshman Lauren Wilke recorded her sixth double-double of the season chipping in 36 assists and 10 digs, while junior libero Rachel Dunlavy was the other Skyhawk to notch double-digit digs tallying 12.

Hughes chipped in a match-high 20 kills

With a 3-0 lead, the Hawks continued dominating the ball as it extended its lead to eight, 17-9. Stonehill recorded four-straight points to close the gap to four, 13-17, but Saint Anselm took the first set after not giving up the lead, 25-20.

After falling behind once again in the second set, Stonehill quickly tied the game three times, 10-10, before the Hawks saw its biggest lead of five, 21-16. With a 9-1 run, Stonehill was able to secure the frame with a 25-22 victory, tying the match at one set each, 1-1.

Stonehill saw its lowest hitting percentage of the match in the third frame, .074, as they only saw one lead, 2-1, through the set, as Saint Anselm regained the lead with a 25-15 victory.

The Hawks held their highest hitting percentage of the afternoon in the fourth set, .444, while the Skyhawks saw their second-highest of the match, 220. Saint Anselm saw the first lead of the fourth set, 3-0, and Stonehill quickly got on top with a one-point advantage, 12-11. After three tied scores, the Skyhawks expanded its lead to five, 19-14, but the Hawks took back the advantage and match-point with an 11-2 run, 25-21.  

Stonehill hosts Assumption College on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. for its Dig Pink Match. The Skyhawks will be collecting donations at their match on Tuesday for the Side-Out Foundation to help fund breast cancer education and cutting edge research and treatment. If you can not make it to the match or would like to donate online, please click here to access the Stonehill Volleyball Side-Out Foundation Campaign.

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