Volleyball Splits with Valdosta State, #22 Wayne (Neb.) State to Cap Florida Trip

Juliana Pacini elevating to attack a ball in a match against Merrimack College.
VALDOSTA STATE BOX SCORE | WAYNE STATE BOX SCORE

When and Where: September 14, 2019 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Rick Case Arena)
Match 1 Score: Southern New Hampshire University 3, Valdosta State University 2
Match 2 Score: Wayne (Neb.) State College 3, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: SNHU 3-3, VSU 3-4, WSC 8-0

Freshman Juliana Pacini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) reached career bests with 21 kills and 17 digs to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team to a five-set victory over Valdosta State University in the opener Saturday, as the Penmen split a pair of matches on the final day of their Florida trip at Nova Southeastern University's Rick Case Arena. The Penmen pulled out a 21-25, 25-18, 25-14, 23-25, 15-9 victory against VSU, before 22nd-ranked Wayne (Neb.) State College rolled, 25-17, 25-11, 25-9 in the second match.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS – VALDOSTA STATE MATCH
  • Pacini – career-high 21 kills, .360 hitting, career-high 17 digs
  • Senior Jaclyn Maguire (Rochester, N.Y.) – season-high 16 kills, 11 digs, 2 blocks
  • Senior Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) – 12 kills, career-high 27 digs, 4 blocks
  • Sophomore Ramona Fontaine (Chelsea, Mass.) – 8 kills, .389 hitting, 4 blocks
  • Senior Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 6 kills, 7 digs, career-high-matching 6 blocks
  • Senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) – 3 kills, 52 assists, 2 aces, season-high 18 digs
  • Freshman Angela Crosetti (Puebla, Mexico) – 8 assists, career-high 23 digs
STANDOUT PERFORMERS – WAYNE STATE MATCH
  • Maguire – 8 kills, 15 digs
  • Crosetti – 9 digs
  • Sophomore Megan Palmer (Prior Lake, Minn.) – 10 assists, 3 digs
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • The Penmen outhit Valdosta State, .199-.088 for the match.
  • Wayne State held a .350-.020 hitting advantage in the second match.
NOTES
  • At 3-3, Southern New Hampshire is off to its best start since the 2015 season.
  • Coffey was named to the All-Tournament Team following the conclusion of the weekend.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 18 (7 p.m.) when they take on crosstown-rival Saint Anselm 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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