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Volleyball Downed By Colgate

Oct. 19, 2013

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(15-6, 7-1 PL)
  1 2 3 F
25 25 25 3
 Lafayette 15 12 14 0

Box Score

(9-11, 1-8 PL)
 Kill Leaders
 Player  Kills
 Colgate - Seely  9
 Lafayette - Manzi  6
 Dig Leaders
 Player Digs
 Colgate - Finger, Cremin 14
 Lafayette - Pisauro 11

Easton, Pa. – The Leopards volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to visiting Colgate on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders improved to 7-1 in the Patriot League, while Lafayette moved to 1-8.

The Leopards were led by Jet Manzi’s six kills and Samantha Volk’s 16 assists. Lauren Pisauro had a team-high 11 digs, while Brianne Giangiobbe was second on the team with five kills. Diane Seely paced the Raiders with nine kills, while Kaylee Fifer had a match-high 25 assists. Lexi Finger and Caitlin Cremin finished with 14 digs apiece.

Colgate came out of the gate with a 5-0 run to start the match, causing the Leopards to fight an uphill battle from the start. The Leopards cut the lead to one, 6-5, courtesy of a kill from Katy Rooney, but that was as close as the Maroon and White got in set one. Colgate maintained control and took the opening game, 25-15.

In set two, the Leopards found themselves trailing, 7-1, to start. Lafayette cut the lead to five, 14-9, on a kill from Manzi, but Colgate went on an 10-1 run to take game two, 25-12.

Volk started the third set with a service ace and Giangiobbe smashed a kill to give the Leopards an early 3-2 lead. The Raiders went on a 10-2 run to take control of the third game. Back-to-back aces from Volk and a kill from Manzi cut the Colgate advantage to two, 14-12, but another run from the Raiders closed out the set, 25-14, and the match, 3-0.
The Leopards are back in action on Friday night when they host Navy at 7 p.m., followed by a trip to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on the Raiders.