Volleyball Takes Down Seton Hall, 3-2

Oct. 7, 2015

Final Stats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College volleyball team defeated BIG EAST foe Seton Hall, 3-2, on Oct. 7 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. The Friars improve to 10-9 overall (1-4 BIG EAST), while Seton Hall drops to 8-9 (2-3 BIG EAST).

Seton Hall took the first set, 25-16. The Friar trailed, 20-10, and rallied to score six of the next seven points to get within five (21-16). The Pirates scored the next four points to take the victory. Amanda Hansen and Cherise Hennigan each recorded five kills to lead the Pirates.

The reeled off the first three points in the second set and mounted a nine-point advantage to lead 16-7. Seton Hall recorded the next four points to cut the deficit to 16-11. The Friars called a time out and returned to the court to register eight of the next nine points for a 24-12 lead. Providence went on to claim a 25-15 victory. Kayla Johnson and Nicole Fletcher combined for 10 of the Friars’ 19 kills in the set. Johnson collected five kills on eight total attacks (.625). Fletcher made good on all five of her opportunities at the net (5-5, 1.000). Abigail Dix added four kills on nine attacks (.333).

Providence got off to another strong start in the third set with six-straight points (6-0). The Pirates cut the Friars’ lead to four (8-4), but Providence responded by scoring eight of the next nine points to take a 15-5 lead. Seton Hall battled back to get within one (22-21), but a service error gave the Friars some breathing room and a 23-21 advantage. Providence closed out the set for a 25-23 win. Kayla Fitzgerald led Providence with six kills, while Abby Thelen notched five kills for the Pirates.

 

 

Seton Hall tied the match, 2-2, and forced a fifth and deciding set with a 25-17 win in the fourth. Providence recorded just eight kills in the fourth set, and were led by Fitzgerald (three) and Johnson (two). Hansen led the Seton Hall attack with five kills.

In the final set, the match was tied, 9-9. The Friars called a timeout and returned to the court to scored three-straight points for a 12-9 lead. Providence finished off the set with a 3-2 scoring advantage to take a 15-11 win.

Fitzgerald finished the night with a team-high 17 kills in the victory for Providence. She also added eight digs. Johnson joined Fitzgerald with double-digit kills (11), while Michelle Cruz totaled a match-high 23 digs. Catherine Harding collected 41 assists.

The Friars return to action on Saturday, Oct. 10 against BIG EAST foe St. John’s. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.

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