Sheehan and Cain Help Merrimack Top Saint Anselm Tuesday Night, 3-1

Sheehan and Cain Help Merrimack Top Saint Anselm Tuesday Night, 3-1


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Manchester, N.H. - The Merrimack College women's volleyball team extended their winning streak to four with a 3-1 victory over Saint Anselm in Notheast-10 Conference play Tuesday night at Stoutenburgh Gym. This streak is the longest since the Warriors won seven in a row in 2010.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 3|
Saint Anselm 1
Records: Merrimack (7-7, 2-0)
| Saint Anselm (4-11, 0-4)
Stoutenburgh Gym | Manchester, N.H. 

How It Happened

Merrimack won the first set by a score of 25-19. Early in the second frame, the Warriors took a 3-0 lead and secured the set, 25-16. After falling to the Hawks in the third set by a score of 25-19, the Warriors completed the win with a fourth set victory by a score of 25-23.

Leading the Warriors charge for the fourth straight win was junior outside hitter Stephanie Sheehan (Smithtown, N.Y.), she tallied 14 kills with a .167 hitting percentage, 16 digs, and three blocks assists. Rookie Jennifer Cain (Melrose, Mass.) continued her outstanding play with her second double-double on the year as she contributed 12 kills and 16 digs, while freshman Tara Stuhr (Huntington Beach, Calif.) posted 27 assists, nine digs, and two service aces.

Sophomore Madison Burke (San Jose, Calif.) dug 25 balls on the night and junior Taciane Santos (Everett, Mass.) managed six blocks. Senior Jackie Jones (Amherst, N.H.) and junior Corrine Gosselin (Lawrence, Mass.) contributed 13 of the 42 kills.

A Closer Look

  • Merrimack posted a .093 hitting percentage, while Saint Anselm posted .018 average.
  • For the second frame, the Navy and Gold had a team-high .200 hitting percentage.
  • Saint Anselm posted a .000 hitting percentage against Merrimack's defense.
  • Both teams tallied 15 blocks each.

What They Said

"The team truly came together after trailing in the fourth set to pull out a victory," said head coach TJ Hajjar.

Up Next
The Warriors return to action on Saturday, Oct. 12, when they travel to West Haven, Conn for a tri-match against the University of New Haven Chargers and Nebraska-Kearney. The matches are scheduled for 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


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