Freshman Michelle Cruz
Sept. 29, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College volleyball team picked up a 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-21) win in its first conference matchup against Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Alumni Hall. Providence improves to 8-9, and 1-0 in the America East, and Hartford falls to 6-11, 0-1 America East.
Providence had the lead most of the way in the first set, ending with a 25-17 set win. Freshman Kayla Fitzgerald (Redlands, Calif.) led the Friars with four kills in the set. The Friars combined for a .333 hitting percentage.
The second set started off back-and-forth with the Friars taking the advantage at the 14-13 mark. Providence then went on to take the 25-20 set victory. Junior Mackenzie Ziegler (Portage, Wis.) led the team in kills with four.
Providence picked up the sweep match victory in the third set (25-21). The Friars used four blocks in the set to aid their win. Fitzgerald notched five kills in the set and freshman Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) recorded seven digs.
Overall, Providence was led by Fitzgerald with 11 kills. Sophomore Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) contributed 33 assists and Cruz had a game-best 19 digs.
The Hawks were led by Sareeta Nethersole who had 16 kills. Jackie Tamburri had 36 assists and led her team in digs with 14.
The Friars continue their homestand next week when they face Binghamton on Friday, Oct. 4 (6:00 p.m.) and Albany on Saturday, Oct. 5 at (5:00 p.m.). Both games will be played at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.
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