October 14, 2009

Volleyball Defeats Holy Cross In Five Sets, 3-2

HAMDEN, Conn. - Sophomore Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) compiled her seventh double-double of the season with 14 kills and 17 digs, while sophomore Alyssa Naylor (San Diego, Calif.) contributed four of her 14 kills, hitting .600 in the fifth set, as the Quinnipiac University volleyball team defeated Holy Cross, 3-2, Tuesday night at the Burt Kahn Court. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 3-18, while the Crusaders fall to 2-18.

Kayla Lawler (Richmond, Ind.) narrowly missed a triple-double for the second time in three matches, finishing with nine kills, 39 assists and seven digs. Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) and Erin Overdevest (Bridgeton, N.J.) added 15 and 13 digs, respectively. Brittany Garrett (Ossining, N.Y.) provided a spark off the bench late with three of her eight digs, two kills and a 1.000 attack percentage in the fifth set.

After the Bobcats sprinted out of the gates with wins in the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-14, respectively, the Crusaders came out of the locker room rejuvenated. Holy Cross won the next two sets, 25-11 and 25-18, respectively. But the Bobcats hit .421 in the decisive fifth set to take the victory.

"This was a good win for us," said Head Coach Robin Sparks. "The team adjusted well to the adversity they faced. Despite having a bit of a let-down in sets three and four, we showed real toughness in the fifth set. I am proud of the team for responding positively."

The Bobcats return to action Tuesday when they return home for a non-conference match against Holy Cross. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Burt Kahn Court.