When and Where: October 9, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 3, Bentley University 0
Records: SNHU 6-7 (4-1 NE10), Bentley 7-11 (3-4 NE10)
Junior Amanda Costales (Wantagh, N.Y.) recorded a career-high 15 kills on .520 hitting to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-21) victory against Bentley University on Tuesday night to extend its winning streak to five at the Stan Spirou Field House.
- Costales added a pair of service aces and eight digs.
- Junior Jaclyn Maguire (Rochester, N.Y.) posted nine kills.
- Senior Jessica Dillon (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) dished 28 assists.
- Sophomore Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) chipped in six kills, 17 digs, an ace and two blocks.
- Freshman Megan Palmer (Prior Lake, Minn.) and senior Shaira Sanabria (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) collected nine and eight digs, respectively.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Bentley led, 9-6, in the first set when Southern New Hampshire ripped off a 14-4 run – highlighted by five Costales kills – that flipped it into the lead at 20-13. A 9-4 counter-run from Bentley sliced its deficit to 24-22, but an attack error gave the Penmen the set and a 1-0 lead in the match.
- The back-and-forth second set was all even at 24 apiece when a Dillon kill and another Bentley attack error put SNHU up, 2-0, in the match.
- Bentley led by as many as four in set No. 3, but with the score tied at 19-all, the Penmen registered six of the final eight points to seal the comeback in the set and the win in the match.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- SNHU outhit Bentley in all three sets, including .276-.160 for the match.
- Southern New Hampshire has now won five straight, which is its longest winning streak since it won six-in-a-row Sept. 13-27, 2014.
- The Penmen have won 15 straight sets, last losing one at Saint Anselm College back on Sept. 12. It is the longest such run for the program since Sept. 2-19, 2009 when it captured 16 consecutive sets to open the season.
- After averaging 4.14 kills (1.31 k/s) over the first seven matches of the season, Costales is putting up 9.0 (2.84 k/s) per over the last six.
- The Penmen return to action Friday, Oct. 12 (7 p.m.) when they play host to Adelphi University at the Stan Spirou Field House.
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