Volleyball Drops Pair of Close Sets in 3-0 NE10 Quarterfinal Loss at Southern Connecticut

Volleyball Drops Pair of Close Sets in 3-0 NE10 Quarterfinal Loss at Southern Connecticut

BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 6, 2018 – New Haven, Conn. (Pelz Gymnasium)
Score:
Southern Connecticut State University 3, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records:  SCSU 19-13, SNHU 10-13

Junior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) posted 12 kills and 18 digs, but the fifth-seeded Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team fell to fourth-seeded Southern Connecticut State University, 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-23), Tuesday night in a Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal match at Pelz Gymnasium.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Bat added a service ace and a block to her stat line.
  • Senior Jessica Dillon (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) registered 33 assists and nine digs.
  • Junior Amanda Costales (Wantagh, N.Y.) notched six kills and 14 digs.
  • Senior Priscila Castro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) also hammered out six kills on .267 hitting to go with four digs.
  • Junior Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz.) chipped in five kills, two aces and three digs.
  • Freshman Ramona Fontaine (Chelsea, Mass.) matched those five kills on .455 hitting, while posting three blocks.
  • Senior Shaira Sanabria (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) collected 16 digs.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In an opening set that featured eight ties and no lead larger than three, Southern New Hampshire held a 21-19 edge when Southern Connecticut reeled off four straight to grab a 23-21 lead. The Penmen would pull to within 24-23 on a Costales kill, but Leanna Jadus gave the Owls a 1-0 lead in the match with her set-clinching kill.
  • The second set was even at 7-all when a 14-4 rush – with three kills from Jadus – pushed Southern Connecticut out to a 21-11 lead. A 7-3 counter-run – highlighted by two kills each from Fontaine and Bat – trimmed the SNHU deficit to 24-18, but an error put the hosts up, 2-0.
  • Set No. 3 saw the Penmen hold a 23-22 edge when the Owls scored three straight behind a kill and ace from Gabriela Vazquez to advance to the semifinals.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Southern Connecticut outhit SNHU in each of the first two sets, as well as .217-.193 for the match.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire closes its season season having won nine of its last 15.
  • This was SNHU's fourth NE10 Championship appearance and first since 2015.
  • The double-digit kill performance was Bat's 13th of the season.

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