Women's Volleyball Opens GNAC Play with 3-2 Triumph over Monks

Women's Volleyball Opens GNAC Play with 3-2 Triumph over Monks

9/24/16 –STANDISH, Maine – Lasell College (4-7, 1-0 GNAC) tipped Saint Joseph's College (3-6, 0-1 GNAC) in five sets (25-22,20-25,25-22,10-25,15-5) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) volleyball action at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday. 

The hosts trailed 1-0 and rebounded with a 25-20 second-set win and staved off the Lasers, albeit temporarily, with a dominant 25-10 fourth-set triumph before running out of gas in a 15-5 fifth-set loss.

Sophomore Olivia Addington (Orange, Calif.) led all players with 11 kills and added 19 digs, while junior Meredith Eagan (North Andover, Mass.) posted seven kills with a pair of block assists. Junior Michele Canestro (Castleton, N.Y.) tallied five kills with 14 digs and two aces while Taylor Tiezzi (Meriden, Conn.) dealt 20 assists with nine digs. Defensively, junior Caitlyn Garcia (Moreno Valley, Calif.) chipped in with 24 digs.

For the Monks, senior Victoria Huntley (Ellsworth, Maine) tallied 10 kills and 14 digs. Junior Jordynne Copp (Cumberland, Maine) posted nine kills, six digs and three total blocks, while freshman Chatham Mills (Gorham, Maine) added seven kills and three total blocks. Sophomore Emma Tirrell (Scarborough, Maine) boasted 31 assists and 12 digs with three block assists. Sophomore Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) registered 38 digs for a tremendous defensive effort.

Lasell held the lead in kills (35-34) and aces (12-4) while Saint Joseph's led in attack percentage and digs (101-93) and both squads posted six blocks in the conference contest.

With the result, Saint Joseph's falls to 3-11 versus Lasell College (since 1989) and has now dropped five-consecutive matches at the hands of the Lasers. Six of the last eight meetings between the conference counterparts have required five sets to determine a winne

Both teams return to play on Tuesday when Lasell travels to University of Saint Joseph's for a 7:00 PM conference match, as Saint Joseph's plays at Bates College at 7:00 PM.


Release Courtesy of St. Joseph's Sports Information