Johnna Shamley
Johnna Shamley

Shamley's Double-Double Paces Crusaders to Second-Straight Victory Saturday on Road

Holy Cross Athletics   10-27-2018
1st 2nd  3rd  4th Final
Holy Cross 25 25 11 25 3
Bucknell 22 21 25 13 1

Box Score

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Freshman Johnna Shamley posted a double-double with a match-best 10 kills and 15 digs to lead the Holy Cross volleyball team to a 3-1 road win over Bucknell Saturday evening.

The Crusaders (6-19, 5-7 Patriot League) looked strong out of the gates, winning the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-21, before stumbling in the third, 25-11. But the visitors came back and made a statement in the fourth, wrapping up their second-straight victory with a 25-13 win in the fourth stanza.

Rookie Regan Wright added eight kills and three blocks with a pair of aces, while Katie Kerins served up three aces to compliment a quartet of blocks and eight kills of her own. Clare Honan (6 kills) paced the team at the net, getting credit in five of the team’s nine stuffs, while Sophie VanSeveren paced the match defensively with 21 digs (1 ace). Kathleen Philo earned 20 assists while counterpart Shannon Dwyer chipped in 14.

Bucknell (6-17, 1-11) saw a double-double performance from Alexa Bonanno (25 assists, 11 digs), while Bridgette Holland matched Shamley’s 10-kill effort. Sophie Bullard picked up 20 digs.

The Crusaders outblocked the Bison, 9-5, and saw eight aces to the home side’s four.

CRUSADER NOTABLES

  • Saturday’s outing marked the fifth double-double performance of the year for Shamley and second in as many days.
  • VanSeveren eclipsed the 20-dig mark for the fifth time this season and first since early September.
  • The Crusaders are 3-2 in league play in four-set matches.
  • With the win, Holy Cross wraps up the road portion of its regular-season schedule. The Crusaders return home for the final four regular-season matches, beginning with a 7 p.m. battle with Loyola (Md.) Friday, Nov. 2.

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