December 19, 2004

Midshipmen sink the Crusaders

Oct. 2, 2004

Annapolis, Md. - Despite a come back in game three (30-24), the Holy Cross volleyball team was not able to tie up the match and was defeated by Navy, 3-1, Saturday night Macdonough Hall.

Senior CaitlinAgotinacchio (Bellmore, N.Y.) set a new personal best for number of kills in four-games by registering 18 against the Midshipmen. She also tallied eight digs.

After being neck-in-neck, Navy broke free at 18-17 and began a series of leads in game one before the Crusaders rallied to tie the game at 29-all. Chrissy Fanning (East Amherst, N.Y.) committed a service error for Holy Cross to give the Midshipmen its fifth game point before Diane Sheldon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ended the game with an ace in favor of Navy.

Three other Crusaders registered personal bests. Sophomore Valerie Mora (San Antonio, Texas) recorded a four-game high and match-high of 18 digs and added one ace. Senior Michelle Leahy (Andover, Mass.) posted 39 assists, matching a four-game high set on Sept. 4 against Siena.

Leading Navy was Beth McArthur (Roseville, Minn.) who posted a double-double, 10 kills and a team-high of 15 digs, Sheldon, who hit game-high of 21 kills, Ashley Van Hartesvelt (Breckenridge, Colo.), who tallied 20 kills and Ashley Musser (Industry, Pa.), who recorded a game-high of 60 assists.

The Crusaders, now 1-14 overall and 0-3 in the Patriot League, return home to battle conference rival Lehigh on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., followed by Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Hart Recreation Center.