MANCHESTER, N.H. – Freshman Jordan Schamp recorded 10 kills on 20 errorless swings en route to a 3-0 victory for the Saint Anselm College volleyball team on Tuesday over Bentley University.
Saint Anselm (10-4, 4-0 NE10) has won eight-straight matches heading into this Saturday's tri-match against American International and LIU Post. Bentley (9-5, 2-1 NE10), who had not lost to Saint Anselm in school history prior to this season, has now lost two straight matches at the Hawks' hands.
Junior Jewel Hays handed out 43 assists on the match, giving her 2,107 career helpers to place her fourth all-time in team history. Senior Katy Teets was her team's leader in kills with 12 – the veteran now ranks seventh all-time for kills in a career.
Schamp hit an impressive .500 (10-0-20), tallying three service aces and coming up just short of a double-double with nine digs in the match. She has racked up 24 kills in her last three matches, committing only two errors, while aiding her team with five service aces and 13 digs across that span.
Saint Anselm rallied from a 20-13 deficit in the first set, capturing nine-straight points as Schamp served for the Hawks throughout the streak. Ahead by a 22-21 margin, a Madison Sollows kill and a service ace created set point for Saint Anselm. A brief two-point rally by Bentley was halted with a final kill from Teets, set up by freshman Holly Manchester.
The Hawks were once again playing from behind in the second set, trailing 17-13, before a three-point rally forced a Bentley timeout. Down by two later in the set, a Teets kill preceded back-to-back Schamp kills to give her team the lead. At set point, a Bentley service error, a Teets kill and a Teets/Sollows block catapulted Saint Anselm to a 2-0 match lead.
Down by a 13-11 score in the third set, the Hawks yielded only six more points to Bentley and racked up 12 points down the stretch to earn the win. At one point in the third stanza, Teets served her team to four-straight points to build momentum down the stretch.
Sollows was another standout performer for Saint Anselm, posting nine kills on 19 swings without an error. Hays completed her evening with a double-double, posting 15 digs, while libero Danielle Isbell was her team's leader with 20 digs defensively.
Bentley was led by 10 kills from Rachel Bruno and Shannon Kelly. Xio Lopp assisted 30 of her team's 39 kills while four different players posted 10-plus digs for the Falcons, including a team-leading 17 from Celia Cristofoli.
The tri-match against American International and LIU Post will begin this Saturday at 11 a.m. with a tilt against the Yellow Jackets.