Volleyball Sweeps Past Assumption, 3-0

BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: September 15, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score:
Southern New Hampshire University 3, Assumption 0
Records: SNHU 2-7 (1-1 NE10), Assumption 0-8 (0-2 NE10)

Juniors Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Amanda Costales (Wantagh, N.Y.) each notched 10 kills to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-19) victory in its NE10 home opener Saturday afternoon at the Stan Spirou Field House.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Costales, who reached a season high with the 10 kills, hit .320 and added seven digs. Lippincott made just one error to hit .409, to go along with a pair of blocks.
  • Senior Jessica Dillon (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) turned in a double-double with 30 assists and 14 digs, while chipping in two service aces and three kills on .375 hitting.
  • Senior Shaira Sanabria (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) collected 17 digs.
  • Junior Jaclyn Maguire (Rochester, N.Y.) posted six kills and five digs.
  • Senior Priscila Castro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) chimed in with four kills and 12 digs.
  • Freshman Ramona Fontaine (Chelsea, Mass.) tallied four kills, four digs and two blocks, while sophomore Irem Bat (Istanbul, Turkey) also added four kills.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The opening set was tied at 20-all when two kills from Costales, one from Lippincott and a final from Maguire made it 24-20 in favor of the Penmen. After Assumption grabbed a point back, another Lippincott kill finished it off to put the hosts up, 1-0.
  • Southern New Hampshire scored the first five points of the second set and led, 15-12, when a 6-1 spurt opened the advantage to 21-13. Assumption would chip away and pull within 23-18, but two more points, including another Lippincott kill, made it 2-0.
  • The Greyhounds, who trailed by as many as eight points in the final set, came back to make it 19-17 before a 6-2 run, which included a match-clinching kill from Fontaine, gave the Penmen the win.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Assumption outhit SNHU in each of the first two sets, while the Penmen owned a .200-.137 advantage

NOTES

  • The win for the Penmen snaps a five-match skid.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen return action Thursday, Sept. 20 (7 p.m.) when they take on Merrimack College.
  • The next home match for Southern New Hampshire is Tuesday, Sept. 25 (7 p.m.) when it plays host to in-state rival Franklin Pierce University at the Field House.

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