Women's Volleyball Falls to Dowling College on Saturday, 3-0

Women's Volleyball Falls to Dowling College on Saturday, 3-0


NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Junior Stephanie Sheehan (Smithtown, N.Y.) had a team-high 16 kills, but the Merrimack College women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Dowling College Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 0 |
Dowling 3
Records: Merrimack (3-7)
| Dowling (7-4)
Hammel Court | North Andover, Mass.  

How It Happened

The Warriors's dropped a tough first set to Dowling, 25-22. Merrimack recovered nicely going into the second game, but was unable to stop the Golden Lion's offense from taking the set, 25-23. Deep in the third set, the Warriors found themselves at 24-21 deficit before tying the game at 24-all. The Warriors were unable to finish and Dowling took set three, 26-24.

Merrimack's offense was led by freshman Tara Stuhr (Huntington Beach, Calif.) as she dished out a team-high 39 assists. Senior Jackie Jones (Amherst, N.H.) and freshman Jennifer Cain (Melrose, Mass.) registered eight kills respectively. Junior Aliya Winker (Arlington, Va.) contributed three blocks on the afternoon.

What They Said
 "It was a disappointing loss coming off two big win's against Saint Anselm and Post," said head coach TJ Hajjar. "We will have to make some adjustments before we take on Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday."

A Closer Look

  • Dowling collected a .271 kill percentage
  • The Warriors collected 44 kills and 59 digs.
  • Junior Corrine Gosselin (Lawrence, Mass.) contributed seven of the 44 kills for Merrimack. 
  • Junior Madison Burke (San Jose, Calif.) registered 19 digs.

Up Next
The Warriors return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 24, when they travel to Southern New Hampshire to face the Penmen in a non-conference match-up. Match time is set for 7 p.m.


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