Stonehill Swept On Final Day Of Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids Classic

Skyhawks close out trip to Michigan with 1-3 record overall; Lee named to All-Tournament Team

Sophomore Meaghan Lee had 18 kills
in two matches.

ALLENDALE, Mich. (September 8, 2012) – The Stonehill College women's volleyball team was swept in two non-conference matches in its final day at the Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids Classic on Saturday evening at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena in Allendale, Michigan. The Skyhawks fell to Grand Valley State University, 3-0, by scores of 25-19, 27-25, 25-13 and dropped another 3-0 decision to Barry University by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 26-24.

Grand Valley State University 3, Stonehill 0

Sophomore middle blocker Meaghan Lee (Hanover, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) and junior outside hitter Sydney Maxey (Hutto, Texas/Hutto) led the Skyhawks offensively with seven kills each. Maxey also chipped in ten digs, one block solo and one block assist.

Sophomore setter Emily Iverson (Elmhurst, Ill./York) handed out 27 assists along with four digs and two kills. Senior libero Erin Kelly (Tinley Park, Ill./Marist) tied Maxey for the team-high in digs with ten.

Lakers sophomore outside hitter Abby Aiken (Onsted, Mich.) posted a match-high 11 kills to guide the host team to its fifth-straight victory. Freshman outside hitter Betsy Ronda (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) added nine kills, seven digs and two block assists.

Sophomore setter Clair Ruhenkamp (Fort Loramie, Ohio) facilitated the offense with 30 assists, one kill, one service ace and five digs.

Grand Valley State compiled a .262 hitting percentage, 50 digs, 39 assists and eight team blocks. Stonehill had a .143 hitting percentage, 41 digs, 28 assists and four team blocks.

The Skyhawks held a 20-11 lead in set two before the Lakers rallied to force the set to 21-21 before earning a 27-25 victory. Grand Valley State took that momentum into set three and closed out the match, 25-13.

Barry University 3, Stonehill 0

Lee paced the offense in match two of the day with a team-high 11 kills, three digs, one block solo and three block assists. Iverson ran the offense with 29 assists and added nine digs, three kills and one service ace.

Junior right-side hitter Kirsten Arvidson (Andover, Mass./Andover) aided the attack with seven kills and two block assists. Defensively, junior Jessica Frankowski (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) pitched in with ten digs while freshman outside hitter Delia Phillips (St. James, N.Y./Smithtown East) had a team-high 11 digs, three kills, two block assists and one assist.

Stonehill hit .147 over three sets with 36 kills, 35 assists, four service aces, 43 digs and six team blocks. Barry University put together a .200 hitting percentage, had 37 assists, eight service aces, 36 digs and nine team blocks (18 block assists).

Senior Tania Torres (Camuy, Puerto Rico/Western Nebraska CC) led Barry University with ten kills, two assists, four digs and one service ace. Mima Hajdukovic (Belgrade, Serbia/Miami-Dade College) added seven kills, 29 assists, three service aces and four digs.

Stonehill returns to action on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in Merkert Gymnasium against Assumption College as the Skyhawks host "Orange Night" to promote Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness in memory of Henry Thevenin, '14. The event will look to support the Stonehill College football team in its efforts to honor Henry Thevenin "H-LUV" while raising awareness of leukemia and lymphoma.

Donations will be accepted at the match and also online for "Team H-LUV" who will participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk on Thursday, October 11th. Donations can be made online at the following link: "Team H-LUV."

Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids Classic All-­‐Tournament Team
Abby Aiken – Grand Valley State
Makenzie Fahnestock – Wisconsin-­‐Parkside
Meaghan Lee – Stonehill
Bridget Nickel – Wisconsin-­‐Parkside
Betsy Ronda – Grand Valley State
Tania Torres -­‐ Barry
Most Valuable Player: Eno Umoh – Grand Valley State