September 21, 2010
Crusaders To Play Three Straight Home Matches
Overall: 5-11 (0-0 PL); Last
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 3, Harvard 0, Worcester,
Brown 3, Holy Cross 0, Providence, R.I., 9/17
Boston College 3, Holy Cross 0, Providence, R.I., 9/18
Rhode Island 3, Holy Cross 0, Providence, R.I., 9/18
Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 22 vs. Central
Connecticut, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 vs. Lafayette, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 vs. Lehigh, Worcester, Mass., 2:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross volleyball team
(5-11 overall) will play three matches this week at the Holy Cross
Field House, including the first two of the Patriot League season.
The Crusaders will take on Central Connecticut (2-8 overall) on
Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:00 p.m., while Holy Cross will start the
Patriot League season on Friday, Sept. 24, versus Lafayette (4-8
overall) at 7:00 p.m., and then play Lehigh (6-6 overall) on
Saturday, Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m.
- Holy Cross lost at Central
Connecticut by a 3-1 score last season as CCSU has won nine
straight over the Crusaders. Holy Cross' last win versus Central
Connecticut was a 3-2 victory on Sept. 5, 2001. Last season, Holy
Cross lost both matches to Lafayette, 3-0. The Leopards have won 11
consecutive matches over Holy Cross with the Crusaders' last win
being on Oct. 9, 2004, by a 3-1 score. The Crusaders were also
swept by Lehigh last season, with 3-0 and 3-1 losses. The Mountain
Hawks have won the last four matches in the series, as Holy Cross
last defeated Lehigh, 3-0, on Nov. 3, 2007. The Crusaders are 5-5
versus the Mountain Hawks in their last 10 matches.
- The Crusaders are 3-2 at the Holy
Cross Field House so far this season. Last season, Holy Cross went
3-8 in Worcester.
- Holy Cross' 889 digs and 88 aces
lead the Patriot League, while its 596 assists and 651 kills are
second. The Crusaders' .156 hitting percentage is tied for
- Sophomore Megan
Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) led the team with 44 kills and
was second with 33 digs on the week. She averaged five kills per
set in the Crusaders' first win over Harvard since 1993. She was
named to the All-Tournament team at the Brown Invitational as she
recorded 29 kills and 24 digs in the three matches. Lynch has
recorded double-digit kills in 13 of the 16 matches this season,
while she has either led or tied for the team-lead in kills in 14
matches. She has nine double-doubles on the season and 16 for her
career. Lynch leads the Patriot League with 209 kills, while she is
tied for second on the team with 180 digs as her 3.00 digs per set
are tied for 10th in the conference.
- Senior Angela
Chisholm (Millis, Mass.) has 907 career digs which are
ranked fifth all-time at Holy Cross. So far this season she leads
the team with 194 digs and 3.23 digs per set as she is ranked first
in the Patriot League in total digs. She has recorded double-digit
digs in 10 matches this season.
- Senior Rebecca
DeSanti (Hampden, Mass.) is already having a career
season as her 106 kills, 64 digs and 15 aces are the best for her
career. She is second on the team with 2.00 kills per set, while
she is ranked third on the team in service aces.
- Senior setter Chelsey
O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) leads the Patriot League
with 501 assists. She has six double-doubles this season and 25 for
her career. O'Donnell now has 2,879 career assists which are second
all-time at Holy Cross. O'Donnell is second on the team with 18
service aces and has 98 for her career.
- Sophomore Elizabeth Watters (San Francisco, Calif.) is tied for
second on the team with 180 digs as her 3.00 digs per set are tied
for 10th in the Patriot League. She is tied for first in the
Patriot League with 19 service aces.
- Junior Kathleen
Colpoys (Scituate, Mass.) leads the team and is ranked
sixth in the Patriot League with a .266 hitting percentage. She
also leads the team with 25 total blocks. Colpoys is second on the
team with 108 kills.