Volleyball Concludes Season with 3-1 Win Over Pace

Lauren Wilke tallied her 10th double-double of the season

Hughes registered a match-high 19 kills with a .325 hitting percentage 

PLEASANTVILLE, New York (November 3, 2018) – The Stonehill College volleyball team wrapped up the season with a 3-1 victory over Northeast-10 Conference foe Pace University (20-9, 8-6 NE10) on Saturday afternoon with set scores of 25-21, 25-20, 22-25, and 25-23.

For the Skyhawks (11-11, 7-7 NE10), saw Allyson Hughes with a match-high 19 kills and a .325 hitting percentage. Sophia Poveda chipped in 15 digs and four aces, for a match high. Junior Rachel Dunlavy registered a career-high 29 digs, as freshman Lauren Wilke notched her 10th double-double of the season with 48 assists and 12 digs, along with her three aces and three blocks. Senior Meg Pennino registered her season-high in blocks tallying a match-high six.

Both teams fought back and forth in the beginning of the first set, as the Setters finally broke the game open with a three-point lead, 9-6. Stonehill responded with a 7-0 run, picking up a four-point advantage, 13-9, and Pace was only able to cut the deficit to two, 20-22, before the Skyhawks took the first victory with a 3-1 run, 25-21.

Wilke tallied her 10th double-double of the season with 48 assists and 12 digs

Stonehill saw the best hitting percentage of the match in the second set averaging .394. The Skyhawks quickly got out to an eight-point lead, 12-4, but the Setters would not go down without a fight as they came within three, 12-15. Stonehill expanded the lead back to eight, 20-12, and maintained the advantage until the end for a 25-20 set two victory.

The Skyhawks saw the early advantage in the third set, 5-3, but the Setters reversed the momentum and capitalized on a 10-3 run for a five-point lead, 13-8. Pace continued holding the lead in the third frame, as Stonehill closed the gap to one, 18-19, and the Setters responded with five-straight points, 24-18. The Skyhawks scored four-straight points to come within two again, 24-22, but the Setters secured the game with the final kill, 25-22.

Stonehill held the lead throughout the fourth game, but Pace was able to tie the set three times before the Skyhawks saw a kill by Hughes and an ace by Dunlavy for the final two points of the match, 25-23.

Stonehill concluded its regular season by just missing out on a playoff appearance, with their 11-11 overall record and a 7-7 NE10 mark.

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