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Women's Volleyball Comes Up Short At NWVCL Tournament

Women's Volleyball Comes Up Short At NWVCL Tournament

Windsor, CT– On Sunday 11/3/2019 the Women’s Club Volleyball Team attended a NWVCL Blue and Red Division League Tournament at The Husky Den.

In the first pool match Sacred Heart faced WPI. Sacred Heart came out strong. There was a lot of competitive play within the two matches. Unfortunately, WPI won both sets. The first set WPI won 19-25. The second set WPI won 15-25.

Significant Stats:

Freshmen, Taylor Patnode, 6 assists

Senior, Christina Sanciango, 8 digs 

Junior, Coutrney Cardona, 4 blocks, 5 kills, 2 aces

In the second pool match Sacred Heart faced UCONN. This was a great match to watch. UCONN is not in SHU's league but the Pioneers only lost by two points in the second set. Sacred Heart played hard, but again UCONN came out on top in both sets.

Significant Stats:

Sophmore, Daphne Schiffman, 6 assists, 4 digs

Senior, Colleen Connaughton, 6 blocks, 3 kills

Freshmen, Kirsten Calantone, 6 kills, 5 digs

In the third pool match Sacred Heart faced Syracuse. Another team that is out of SHU's league but the Pioneers had the same outcome. Sacred Heart lost in the second set by 2 points, but this was their best match of the entire day. The amount of people who stopped to watch was incredible. 

Significant Stats:

Freshman, Jenna Mikolay, 4 digs, 5 aces

Junior, Amanda Graham, 3 kills

In our last pool match Sacred Heart lost to Conn College. The game was slow paced and the last one of the day. Conn college won the first set was 19-25 and the second set, 17-25.

Significant Stats:

Sophomore, Jenna Karppowich, 4 kills, 3 digs

Sophomore, Mairead, 3 blocks, 2 kills

Overall, Sacred Heart may not have had the win, but this tournament was played with teams out of their league. The Pioneers were complimented all day on our energy and how well they played against their non-league opponents. Sacred Heart is getting better every week and they are planning to continue this momentum into the next tournament this Saturday, November 9th at Seton Hall.