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