October 12, 2010
Crusaders To Play Three Straight Home Matches
Holy Cross Volleyball
Overall: 9-14 (2-3 PL); Last
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 3, Bryant 2, Worcester,
Army 3, Holy Cross 0, West Point, N.Y., 10/9
Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 13 vs. Quinnipiac,
Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 15 vs. Colgate, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 vs. Bucknell, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross volleyball team
(9-14 overall, 2-3 Patriot League) will play three matches this
week at the Holy Cross Field House. The Crusaders will take on
Quinnipiac (4-14 overall, 2-3 NEC) on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:00
p.m., Colgate (10-9 overall, 3-2 Patriot League) on Friday, Oct.
15, at 7:00p.m., and Bucknell (6-11 overall, 4-1 Patriot League) on
Saturday, Oct. 16, at 4:00 p.m.
- The Crusaders defeated Quinnipiac
earlier this season by a 3-0 score at the Holy Cross Field House on
Aug. 27. Last season, the Crusaders lost both matches to Colgate as
they fell 3-2 on the road and 3-0 at home. Holy Cross has lost 10
straight matches to the Raiders with its last win being on Nov. 12,
2004. Last year, Holy Cross went 1-1 versus the Bison with a 3-0
loss on the road and a 3-1 victory at home in the second meeting of
the season. The win was Holy Cross' first over the Bison since Oct.
6, 2001 as Bucknell had won 16 straight over the Crusaders.
- Holy Cross' nine wins are already
its most since going 11-14 in 2001. The Crusaders' 2-3 Patriot
League record is their best record after five matches since also
being 2-3 in 2004.
- The Crusaders are 3-2 in five-set
matches this season. Last year they went 0-5. The Crusaders are 6-7
in three-setters and 0-5 in four-setters.
- The Crusaders are 6-3 at the Holy
Cross Field House so far this season. Last season, Holy Cross went
3-8 in Worcester. Holy Cross is 2-4 on a neutral court and 1-7 on
its opponent's home court.
- Holy Cross has already won more
sets than they did last season. The Crusaders have won 36 so far
this year and won 31 last season. The 36 sets won are the most for
Holy Cross since winning 42 in 2001.
- Holy Cross leads the Patriot
League in kills (929) and digs (1,268), while the Crusaders are
second in assists (843) and third in aces (117).
- Senior setter Chelsey O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) now
has 3,102 career assists as Michelle Leahy (2001-2004) holds the
all-time Holy Cross record with 3,177 career assists. O'Donnell
leads the Patriot League with 724 assists, while she is third with
8.62 assists per set. She has eight double-doubles this season and
27 for her career. O'Donnell's 78 kills so far this season are
already a career best. She has 107 career aces which are tied for
fifth all-time at Holy Cross as her 27 this season lead the team.
She also has 803 career digs which are 10th all-time at the school
as she has 205 this year.
- Senior Angela
Chisholm (Millis, Mass.) is only the fifth Crusader to
record 1,000 career digs as her 1,013 career digs are also ranked
fifth all-time at Holy Cross. So far this season she leads the team
with 300 digs and 3.57 digs per set. She is ranked first in the
Patriot League in digs and is sixth in digs per set. She has
recorded double-digit digs in 16 matches this season.
- Sophomore Megan
Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) leads the
Patriot League with 300 kills and is third with 3.57 kills per set.
Her 300 kills are ninth all-time at Holy Cross for a season. She
has recorded double-digit kills in 18 of the 23 matches this season
as she has either led or tied for the team-lead in kills in 21
matches. Lynch has 14 double-doubles this season and 21 for her
career. She is second on the team with a career-best 257 digs as
her 3.06 digs per set are 10th in the conference. For her career,
Lynch has 671 kills and 490 digs.
- Junior Kathleen
Colpoys (Scituate, Mass.) leads the team and is ranked
third in the Patriot League with a .276 hitting percentage. She
also leads the team with 35 total blocks and is second on the team
with 159 kills. For her career she has 111 blocks and 462
- Senior Rebecca
DeSanti (Hampden, Mass.) is having a career season as
her 132 kills, 103 digs and 17 aces are the best for her career.
She is third on the team in kills.