When and Where: November 11, 2016 – Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Fieldhouse)
Score: Pace University 3, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: Pace 22-7 (8-5 NE-10), SNHU 7-20 (4-9 NE-10)
Senior Victoria Wehrmann (Dallas, Texas) recorded a team-high seven kills as the Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team was defeated, 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-18), by Pace University on Friday evening at the SNHU Fieldhouse.
Pace built a 14-4 lead to begin the opening set and led 22-8 when a 9-1 rush from Southern New Hampshire – with the final four points coming off Wehrmann kills – trimmed its deficit to 23-17. The Setters stopped the bleeding, however, and picked up the final two points they needed to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
SNHU trailed 8-7 in the second set when Pace ripped off a 14-3 run that stretched its lead to 22-10. Kills from junior Carolyn Scacchi (Peabody, Mass.) and Wehrmann highlighted a 4-1 spurt that halted the Pace barrage, but the Setters scored three of the set's final five points to grab a commanding 2-0 advantage.
In set No. 3, Pace held a 7-5 edge when it crafted a 9-2 run that extended the lead to 16-7. With the gap still nine later in the set, kills from Wehrmann and junior Marisa Coronis (Hudson, N.H.) helped make up a 5-1 run that trimmed the Southern New Hampshire deficit to 19-14, before Pace answered with a 5-2 counter-run that gave it match-point. After the Penmen twice staved off elimination, at attack error gave the Setters the win.
Wehrmann added six digs to her seven kills, while Scacchi and freshman Amanda Costales (Wantagh, N.Y.; five blocks) each posted six kills. Coronis turned in a five-kill, 13-dig performance, with freshman Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) tallying 20 assists and seven digs. Junior Kathleen Schurman (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) and sophomore Shaira Sanabria (Tampa, Fla.) each collected 11 digs.
-Pace has now won eight of its last nine, including six straight.
-The Setters outhit Southern New Hampshire in all three sets, as well as, .144-.046, for the match.
-The Penmen held a food drive before and during the match as they encouraged fans to donate a canned good to New Horizons for New Hampshire Food Pantry, which is available to residents of Manchester who are suffering extreme financial hardship.
The Penmen wrap up their season Saturday, Nov. 12 (1 p.m.) when they play host to Adelphi University on Senior Day at the Fieldhouse.
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