Manuszak tallies match-high 22 digs
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (October 8, 2016) – The Stonehill women's volleyball team fell to Queens (N.Y.) College, 3-2, in a non-conference battle Saturday afternoon. The Skyhawks fell to the Knights from set scores of 25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14.
Stonehill's (7-8) junior Claire Manuszak (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard) entered today's match with 989 digs through the first 69 matches of her career and is now the ninth Skyhawk to reach the 1,000 career-dig club. In this game, she recorded a match-high 22 digs. Taylor Stevens (Foster, R.I./Pontaganset) tallied her 18th-career double-double tallying 12 digs and 42 assists. Marykay Nasby (Belle Plaine, Minn./Belle Plaine) and Katherine DeLanty (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) registered double-digit kills with 13 and 10, respectively.
In the first set, both teams battled to take an advantage until Queens went on a 12-5 run opening up the frame, 17-10. Stonehill fought back as it closed the gap to two with a kill from Allyson Hughes (Modesto, Calif./Big Valley Christian), 23-21. The Knights responded with two-straight points to give them the first set, 25-21.
Stonehill's .394 hitting percentage was the highest of the night, which outlasted Queens' .167 clip in the second frame, putting the Skyhawks up 11 with a 26-15 set win.
The Knights came out running with an 11-3 advantage in the third set, but the Skyhawks came within one, 13-12, as the Knights rallied on a 13-6 run to close the frame, 26-18.
Queens took an early 8-2 lead in the fourth set, but Stonehill was able to tie the game three times in the frame, 13-13. The Skyhawks took the lead after three-straight points from the Knights, 16-13, driving the frame with a 12-5 run to secure the set, 25-21.
Stonehill held the lead in the fifth set, 12-9, until the Knights' took over the frame with an 8-2 run, taking match point 16-14.
Stonehill hosts Merrimack College as it returns to Northeast-10 Conference play on Tuesday, October 11 with a start time of 7 p.m.
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