WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) recorded her third-straight double digit kills performance with 15, but the Huskies had three players post double-digit kills as the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to Northeastern, 3-2, on Friday night at the Beanpot Classic at the Holy Cross Field House. The Huskies won by scores of 19-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17, and 15-6. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to a 2-1 record, which is their best start to a season since 2001. The Huskies improve to 1-1 overall. The tournament continues for the Crusaders tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., when they take on Fordham at Power Gym at Boston College.
Lynch led the attack for the Crusaders with 15 kills, while she also had six digs. Senior setter Chelsey O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) doled out 40 assists and registered 14 digs for her first double-double of the season and 20th of her career. Senior Rebecca DeSanti (Stratford, Conn.) compiled 10 kills as this was the fourth time in her career that she recorded double-digit kills. Senior libero Angela Chisholm (Millis, Mass.) amassed 11 digs. Freshman Alex Aycock (Jonesboro, Ark.) capped off an impressive rookie debut as she recorded nine kills and had 24 kills over the three matches, while junior Kathleen Colpoys (Scituate, Mass.) had a solid match with eight kills.
The Huskies freshman Janelle Tucker recorded a double-double with 18 kills and 11 digs, while fellow rookie Kelly Bacon helped the effort with 17 kills. Senior Britney Brown registered 33 assists and 11 kills. Of the 62 team digs, 21 came via senior Jessica LaScola, while freshman Brianna Hollis recorded 10. Freshman Ina Kamenova helped her team with 23 assists.
After Holy Cross won the first two sets, the Crusaders could not cross the 20-point threshold in the third set as the Huskies won the final three points to force the fourth set. Northeastern jumped out to a 7-1 lead to begin the fourth and had streaks of six and four points to make it a five-set match. The final set saw Northeastern dominate and reel off seven points to lead 11-2 and ultimately win the match.