October 24, 2013

Women's Volleyball Takes On Le Moyne and Saint Rose on Homecoming Weekend

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. –  After dropping a tough, five set match to Northeast-10 rival Franklin Pierce, the Merrimack College women's volleyball team returns to Hammel Court to host two matches on Homecoming Weekend. The Warriors take on Le Moyne College Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and host the College of Saint Rose Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.

The Basics
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Records: Merrimack (8-11, 3-3) | Le Moyne (7-10, 1-4)
Location: Hammel Court | North Andover, Mass.

Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 | 5 p.m.
Records: Merrimack (8-11, 3-3) | Saint Rose (13-2, 5-1)
Location: Hammel Court | North Andover, Mass.

Last Time Out

The Merrimack College women's volleyball team dropped a tough, five-set match to Northeast-10 rival Franklin Pierce Tuesday night in Rindge, N.H.

Merrimack opened the first set on a 4-0 run by rookie Tara Stuhr (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and never looked back. The Raven tried to battle back but Merrimack secured frame one, 25-18. The Navy and Gold led for most of the second frame but Franklin Pierce rallied back and tied the set at 14-all. Franklin Pierce went on a 4-0 to bring them ahead, 20-16. Franklin Pierce closed the second frame, 25-19.

Similar to the first set, Merrimack opened the frame on a 4-1 run but Franklin Pierce was able to control the tempo and bring the set within one point. Franklin Pierce slowly started to pull away with the led and finished the third set on a 3-0 run by Sarah MacHugh. For the fourth set, Merrimack came out strong and took an early 11-3 over the Ravens. Merrimack's offense secured the fourth, 25-12.

In the final set of the game, Merrimack took an early 6-3 lead but just could not handle the Ravens' offense. Franklin Pierce went on a 4-0 run to take the lead at 11-8. Merrimack battled hard but dropped the final set and match, 15-12.

Junior outside hitter Stephanie Sheehan (Smithtown, N.Y.) registered her eighth double-double of the season with 13 kills and 20 digs, while Jocelyn McLain (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Corrine Gosselin (Lawrence, Mass.) tallied 13 kills and 10 kills, respectively. Libero Madison Burke (San Jose, Calif.) posted 22 digs and Stuhr assisted 41 of the 54 kills for Merrimack.

Last Season against the Dolphins

Last Season against the Golden Knights

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