September 29, 2009
Crusaders To Play Two Road Patriot League Matches
Holy Cross Volleyball
Overall: 1-14 (0-2 PL); Last Week: 0-3
Scoreboard: Harvard 3, Holy Cross 1, Cambridge, Mass.,
Colgate 3, Holy Cross 2, Hamilton, N.Y., 9/25
Bucknell 3, Holy Cross 0, Lewisburg, Pa., 9/26
Schedule: Friday, Oct. 2 at Lafayette, Easton, Pa., 7:00
Saturday, Oct. 3 at Lehigh, Bethlehem, Pa., 4:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross volleyball team
will play two Patriot League matches on the road this week. The
Crusaders will play at Lafayette on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m.,
while on Saturday, Oct. 3, they will play at Lehigh at 4:00 p.m.
Last season, Holy Cross went 0-2 against both teams as it lost to
both schools by a 3-1 score on the road and by a 3-0 score at home.
- Lafayette is 7-5 overall (0-2
Patriot League) as last week it lost to American by a score of 3-0
and to Navy by a score of 3-2. The Leopards will play Manhattan on
Sept. 30 before meeting the Crusaders on Oct. 2. The Crusaders and
Lafayette have only played one common opponent this season as Holy
Cross fell to Providence, 3-2, while the Leopards defeated the
- Lehigh is 9-7 overall (2-0 Patriot
League) as it had a very impressive start to the Patriot League
season by defeating Navy and American by scores of 3-1. The
Crusaders and the Mountain Hawks have each played Providence and
Bryant this season. Holy Cross lost to Providence, 3-2, and
defeated Bryant, 3-1, while Lehigh defeated Providence, 3-2, and
defeated Bryant, 3-0.
- Freshman Megan Lynch
(Mendham, N.J.) had another outstanding week as her 56
kills and 4.67 kills per set led the team as she was the named the
Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time. She posted
double-digit kills during all three matches. She reached 20 kills
or more twice during the week with 22 against Harvard and 20 versus
Colgate, making it three times this season that she has tallied 20
kills or more. Lynch also had 20 digs on the week. Lynch has
recorded double-digit kills nine times this season, including seven
of the last eight matches. For the season she leads the team and
ranks third around the Patriot League with 185 kills and 3.25 kills
per set, while she is second on the team with 129 digs and 2.26
digs per set.
- Junior Angela Chisholm
(Millis, Mass.) leads the Patriot League with 225 digs and
is tied for third with 3.95 digs per set. She had 59 digs and 4.92
digs per set last week. She has posted double-digit digs 10 times
this season, including three times with over 20 digs. Chisholm has
recorded double-digit digs seven straight times. She also leads the
team and is tied for sixth around the league with 0.35 service aces
per set. The Crusaders are also have a solid defensive season as a
team as their 13.56 digs per set are fourth around the league.
- Junior setter Chelsey
O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had 110 assists and 9.17
assists per set last week. She now has 1,954 career assists moving
her to second on the all-time Holy Cross career assists list.
Michelle Leahy holds the record with 3,177. Her 8.23 assists per
set this season are fifth on the Patriot League leaders list.