Providence Volleyball Earns First BIG EAST Win Of The Season

Sept. 22, 2017

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College women’s volleyball team opened up its BIG EAST play on Friday, Sept. 22 against the Villanova Wildcats. The Friars won its opening match, 3 sets to 1 to improve to a record of 12-4 (1-0) on the season. With the loss, Villanova moves to 7-5 (0-1).

SET 1 HIGHLIGHTS:
-The Friars took the first set with a score of 25-22.
-Sophomore Addison Root (Wichita, Kan.) blasted eight kills in the first set.
- Freshman Allison Barber (Woodbury, Minn.) set the attack with 11 assists in set one.

SET 2 HIGHLIGHTS:
-Providence would drop the set 27-25.
-Junior Megan Onyundo (Woodbridge, Va.) and sophomore Lindsey Schaible (Tampa, Fla.) each had strong offensive sets as they tallied six and five kills, respectively.  
-Barber outdid her first set assist total by adding 15 in the second set.

SET 3 HIGHLIGHTS:
-The Friars roared back in set three, winning the set with a score of 25-20.
-Root added another set of strong offense, tallying six kills.
-The Friars held the Hoyas to a .147 hitting percentage in the third set.

SET 4 HIGHLIGHTS:
-The Friars claimed the fourth set, 25-19.
-Both Root and Onyundo added four kills in the final set of the match.

Match Notes:
-Root shined in her BIG EAST debut, putting up a double-double with 21 kills and 10 digs.
-Providence had four athletes with double digit kills. Root had 21, Onyundo tallied 14, Lindsey Schaible (Tampa, Fla.) added 11 and Jenae Alderson (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) recorded 10.
-Barber recorded a double-double as well, with 52 assists and 11 digs.
-The Friars had four athletes with double-digit digs, led by freshman Libero McKenzie Lydon (Stuart, Fla.) with 14. Chicyia Clark (Huntington Beach, Calif.) added 12, while Barber and Root had 10 and 11, respectively.

NEXT UP:
Providence plays on Sunday, Sept. 24 against Georgetown University. The match is set to start at 1:00 p.m.

GO FRIARS!


 

 

 

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