Volleyball Spikes Merrimack, Saint Michael’s to Open Season

Jaclyn Maguire sending the ball back over the net.  She's wearing a white uniform, number 9.
MERRIMACK BOX SCORE | SAINT MICHAEL'S BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: September 7, 2019 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Match 1 Score:  Southern New Hampshire University 3, Merrimack College 0
Match 2 Score:  Southern New Hampshire University 3, Saint Michael's College 0
Records: SNHU 2-0, Merrimack 1-2, Saint Michael's 0-2

Senior Jaclyn Maguire (Rochester, N.Y.) racked up 19 kills to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team to a pair of 3-0 wins Saturday, as it opened the season with tri-match victories over former NE10-foe Merrimack College and current league member, Saint Michael's College, at the Stan Spirou Field House. The Penmen took down the Division-I Warriors, 25-17, 25-19, 25-14 in the opener, before breezing past the Purple Knights, 25-9, 25-14, 25-11, in the final match of the day.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS – MERRIMACK MATCH
  • Maguire – 11 kills, .280 hitting, 5 digs
  • Freshman Juliana Pacini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – 6 kills, .357 hitting, 2 aces, 4 digs
  • Senior Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 6 kills, .385 hitting, 2 blocks
  • Senior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) – 4 kills, 13 digs, 2 blocks
  • Senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) – 4 kills, 21 assists, 2 aces, 4 digs
  • Freshman Angela Crosetti (Puebla, Mexico) – 8 digs, 2 aces
STANDOUT PERFORMERS – SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH
  • Bat – 11 kills, .476 hitting, 11 digs, 2 aces
  • Maguire – 8 kills, .800 hitting
  • Lippincott – 7 kills, .500 hitting, 5 digs, 4 blocks
  • Sophomore Michaela Choate (Nashua, N.H.) – 7 kills, .583 hitting
  • Freshman Ainsley Knox (Houston, Texas) – 18 assists
  • Sophomore Megan Palmer (Prior Lake, Minn.) – 17 assists
  • Crosetti – 13 digs
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • The Penmen outhit Merrimack in each of the three sets, as well as .277 to .049 for the match.
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire begins the season 2-0 for the first time since 2014.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen return to action Friday, Sept. 13 (11:30 a.m.) when they take on Grand Valley State University in the first of four matches Friday and Saturday at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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