COLCHESTER, Vt. – Sophomore Elise Jolly (Merrimack, N.H.) of the Saint Anselm College women's volleyball team had 12 kills without an error to help the Hawks post a four-set victory over Saint Michael's College on Tuesday. After dropping the first set, 25-23, the Hawks rallied with set scores of 25-21, 25-17 and 25-15.
The Hawks move to 10-7 on the season, winning their second Northeast-10 Conference match of the 2018 season. Saint Michael's has lost nine-straight matches to begin their season, falling to 0-4 against conference opponents.
Jolly recorded 12 kills on 21 errorless swings, hitting .571 on the match while adding seven digs and five block assists. Junior Catie McCarthy (Broad Run, Va.) led the team with 18 kills with sophomore Jordan Schamp (Plymouth, Mich.) throwing down 11 kills in her team's win.
Sophomore Georgia DuMars (York, Pa.) picked up 43 assists and seven digs with senior Gianna Bowman (Phoenix, Ariz.) and freshman Nique D'Ancona (Larkspur, Calif.) tallying 12 digs apiece. As a team, the Hawks posted 18 block assists and hit north of .300, posting 54 kills and only 13 attacking errors.
The Hawks sprinted out to an 8-3 lead in the first set and ultimately led by a 14-11 lead before the Purple Knights offense began to click. Down by three points, Saint Michael's scored 10 of the set's next 13 points to capture a 21-17 advantage. Tanner Barton had two key kills for the Purple Knights, who captured a 25-23 opening set win.
With the second set tied at 19, a DuMars kill preceded a McCarthy service ace to create a two-point lead for Saint Anselm. Senior Kate Peters (Prescott, Ariz.) added another kill for the Hawks down the stretch and, thanks to eight kills in the second set alone from McCarthy, Saint Anselm was able to pick up the 25-21 win to tie the match at one.
Jolly closed out the third set with three kills, helping Saint Anselm rattle off the final six points to capture a 25-17 win to go ahead in the match, 2-1. The Hawks had only two attacking errors in the third set, posting a .367 attacking percentage as Jolly finished with five kills on only seven attacks.
Down by a 10-7 score, the Hawks took complete control of the final set and finished on a 16-4 run to cap the four-set victory. Jolly notched three kills on four errorless swings with McCarthy and Schamp adding three kills apiece. DuMars had nine assists and a service ace to help the Hawks pick up the road victory in the Green Mountain State.
Barton finished with 13 kills for Saint Michael's. Katy Konow had 28 assists while Barton and Konow combined for 27 of their team's 56 digs.