Salve Regina def. Emmanuel (3-0), Saint Joseph's (3-2) in Maine event

Salve Regina University women's volleyball defeated Emmanuel (3-0) and Saint Joseph's (3-2) during the tri-match hosted by the Monks in Standish, Maine. (Photo by Jordin Bonacorsi)
Salve Regina University women's volleyball defeated Emmanuel (3-0) and Saint Joseph's (3-2) during the tri-match hosted by the Monks in Standish, Maine. (Photo by Jordin Bonacorsi)

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (10-10, 3-3 GNAC) suffered a pair of hard-fought losses in a home tri-match at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday. The Monks opened with a 3-1 setback at the hands of Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) foe Emmanuel College (6-13, 3-3 GNAC) and fell to Salve Regina University (9-10, 1-3 CCC), 3-2, in the nightcap. In the middle match, Salve Regina blanked Emmanuel, 3-0.

EMMANUEL 3, SAINT JOSEPH'S 1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-17, 26-24)

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Sophomore Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) posted a match-high 16 kills on 53 attempts with five digs
  • Freshman Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.) registered 11 kills on 21 attempts for a .286 hitting percentage
  • Senior Jordynne Copp (Cumberland, Maine) added 10 kills Junior Sarah Dyer (Seabrook, N.H.) contributed 39 assists and nine digs
  • Junior Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) tallied 33 digs

LEADERS – EMMANUEL:

  • Junior Mary Shelow (Miami, Fla.) delivered 12 kills on 38 attempts with three aces
  • Junior Carly Church (Higganum, Conn.) boasted a double-double with 40 assists and 13 digs
  • Junior Casey Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) chipped in with three kills, four aces, and 12 digs
  • Junior Katharine Journeay (Hampton, N.H.) added 23 digs and three kills

TEAM STATS:
Saint Joseph's held slim leads in kills (46-44), assists (45-44), and digs (81-72) while Emmanuel posted a 12-6 advantage in service aces.

SALVE REGINA 3, EMMANUEL 0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-14)

LEADERS – SALVE REGINA:

  • Junior Cassidy Trabilcy (Phoenix, Ariz.) posted 10 kills and five digs
  • Senior Samantha Higgins (Coventry, R.I.) delivered eight kills on 18 attempts for a .389 attack rate
  • Senior Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.) notched 28 assists and six service aces
  • Junior Kendall Wilcox (Pomfret, Conn.) chipped in with seven kills
  • Freshman Kathryn Linekin (Ridgefield, Conn.) recorded 19 digs

LEADERS – EMMANUEL:

  • Shelow led all players with 12 kills and added five digs
  • Church dealt 25 assists
  • Sheehan paced the Saints with 17 digs
  • Journeay added 15 digs and a pair of aces

TEAM STATS:
Salve Regina maintained the lead in kills (32-25), assists (32-25), aces (12-5), and digs (53-32).

SALVE REGINA 3, SAINT JOSEPH'S 2 (22-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-15, 15-4)

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Bickford registered 14 kills on 46 attempts
  • Copp talied nine kills and three total blocks
  • Dyer added a double-double with 37 assists and 10 digs
  • Freshman Sophia Randall (Epping, N.H.) tallied five kills, three aces, and 10 digs
  • Thompson picked up 23 digs

LEADERS – SALVE REGINA:

  • Sophomore Annie Donahue (Chelmsford, Mass.) led all players with 16 kills on 28 attempts for a .393 hitting percentage
  • Wilcox netted 14 kills on 30 attempts for a .267 attack rate
  • Freshman Andee Bender (Lebanon, Conn.) recorded 12 kills on 34 bids for a .265 attack percentage
  • Salwa delivered 44 assists, three kills, four aces, and 16 digs
  • Trabilcy chipped in with seven kills and 18 digs

TEAM STATS:
The Seahawks held advantages in kills (55-42), assists (50-42), aces (12-5), and digs (73-70).