When and Where: September 13, 2019 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Rick Case Arena)
Match 1 Score: Grand Valley State University 3, Southern New Hampshire University 2
Match 2 Score: Nova Southeastern University 3, Southern New Hampshire University 1
Records: SNHU 2-2, GVSU 3-3, NSU 5-1
Senior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) posted 22 kills and 17 digs, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team began its Florida trip with a pair of losses Friday to Grand Valley State University and host Nova Southeastern University at Rick Case Arena. The Penmen suffered a heartbreaker against GVSU, 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 28-26, 15-11, in the opener, before falling to NSU, 25-27, 25-17, 25-19, 25-15.
STANDOUT PERFORMERS – GRAND VALLEY STATE MATCH
- Bat – 13 kills, 12 digs, 2 aces
- Senior Jaclyn Maguire (Rochester, N.Y.) – 11 kills, 10 digs, 2 blocks
- Freshman Juliana Pacini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – 9 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces, 5 blocks
- Sophomore Ramona Fontaine (Chelsea, Mass.) – 7 kills, .400 hitting, 5 blocks
- Senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) – 6 kills, .455 hitting, 31 assists, 16 digs
- Senior Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 5 kills, 4 blocks
- Freshman Angela Crosetti (Puebla, Mexico) – 12 assists, 17 digs, 2 aces
STANDOUT PERFORMERS – NOVA SOUTHEASTERN MATCH
- Bat – 9 kills, 5 digs
- Lippincott – 7 kills, .583 hitting, 2 blocks
- Sophomore Michaela Choate (Nashua, N.H.) – 7 kills, .235 hitting
- Maguire – 6 kills, 9 digs
- Crosetti – 5 assists, 13 digs
- Coffey – 10 assists, 7 digs
- Freshman Ainsley Knox (Houston, Texas) – 11 assists, 5 digs
- Sophomore Megan Palmer (Prior Lake, Minn.) – 9 assists, 7 digs
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- The Penmen held a slight .154-.150 hitting edge on Grand Valley in the fourth set, but the Lakers outhit SNHU, .203-.151, overall.
- SNHU outhit Nova Southeastern, .357-.214 in the opening set, while the Sharks returned the favor in each of the three stanzas the rest of the way, as well as .273-.137, overall.
- Southern New Hampshire, by winning the first two sets against Grand Valley State, extended its streak to eight consecutive sets to begin the season.
- The Penmen wrap up their time at Nova Southeastern on Saturday (Sept. 14) when they take on Valdosta State University (12 p.m.) and No. 22 Wayne (Neb.) State College.
- The next home match for SNHU is Sunday, Sept. 22 (11 a.m.) when it plays host to Roberts Wesleyan College at the Stan Spirou Field House.
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