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Holy Cross Downs Lafayette

Oct. 12, 2013

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(7-12, 2-5 PL)
  1 2 3 F
25 25 25 3
 Lafayette 7 22 16 0

Box Score

(9-9, 1-6 PL)
 Kill Leaders
 Player  Kills
 Holy Cross - Aycock  14
 Lafayette - Ciliento, Giangiobbe  8
 Dig Leaders
 Player Digs
 Holy Cross - Popp 11
 Lafayette - Pisauro 14

Worcester, Mass. – Holy Cross beat Lafayette, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in Patriot League action. The Crusaders won 25-7, 25-22 and 25-16. The Leopards dropped to 1-6 in League play, while Holy Cross moved to 2-5 in the Patriot League.

Lafayette was led by Brianne Giangiobbe and Karissa Ciliento with eight kills apiece. Samantha Volk handed out 23 assists, while Lauren Pisauro had a team-high 14 digs. The Crusaders were led by Alex Aycock’s match-high 11 kills.

The first set was all Holy Cross, as the Crusaders led throughout and won the opening game 25-7. In set two, the Leopards ran out to a 6-3 lead courtesy of a pair of kills from Ciliento, and single kills from Giangiobbe, Volk, Katy Rooney and Danielle Towslee.

The Crusaders bounced back and took an 11-7 lead later in the set. Jet Manzi tied set two at 21 on a kill from a pass from Volk. Holy Cross took four of the next five points to close out set two and take a 2-0 lead in the match.

In the final set, the Leopards found themselves down early, 10-3, but Lafayette battled its way back into the game. The Maroon and White got within four, 13-9, after a Manzi service ace. That would be as close as the Leopards got, as Holy Cross closed out the match, 25-16.

The Leopards return to action Friday night for their annual Dig Pink Match against rival Lehigh.