WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) set a school record for kills in a single-season as she became the first Crusader to record 400 kills in a season as the Holy Cross volleyball team fell to American, 3-0, on Friday evening at the Holy Cross Field House by scores of 25-17, 29-27 and 25-20, in Patriot League action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 11-19 overall (3-8 Patriot League), while the Eagles have won 18 straight matches and improve to 24-2 overall (11-0 Patriot League).
Lynch tallied 14 kills and now has 403 kills this season. The all-time record was 396 by Caitlin Agostinacchio in 2004. Lynch also had nine digs as her 353 digs this season are seventh all-time for a season at the school. Senior setter Chelsey O'Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) recorded 29 assists giving her 982 on the year which are second all-time for a season at Holy Cross. She is 18 assists away from becoming the second Crusader to tally 1,000 assists in a season as Ellen Pinkowski had 1,126 in 1991. Senior Angela Chisholm (Millis, Mass.) led the team with 12 digs as her 397 digs this season are a career best and are third all-time at Holy Cross as she is three digs away from becoming only the second Crusader to record 400 digs in a season. Katie Lynch reached 400 digs twice as she had 430 in 1999 and 416 in 1998.
American was led by Magdalena Tekiel who recorded 15 kills and Angelina Waterman who tallied 14 kills, while Krysta Cicala notched 29 assists. The Eagles have also won 34 straight sets.
The Crusaders return to action at the Holy Cross Field House on Saturday, Nov. 6, when they play their last home match of the season when they meet Navy in a Patriot League contest at 4:00 p.m. for Senior Day.