Molloy Downed in NCAA East Regional, 3-0

Molloy Downed in NCAA East Regional, 3-0

West Haven, Conn. – The 2018 volleyball season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to #5 Holy Family University in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA East Regional Tournament. The Lions finished with an overall record of 20-9 and made the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.
 
Set-by-Set
Holy Family 25, Molloy 17
Holy Family 25, Molloy 22
Holy Family 25, Molloy 22
 
How it Happened

  • Holy Family took an early advantage, going in front by as much as 13-4.
  • Molloy responded by taking 12 of the next 18 points to come within three, 19-16.
  • The effort would not be enough, however, as the Tigers closed out the set by taking six of the next seven points to end the set.
  • A four-point run in the second set gave the maroon and white a 9-7 lead.
  • A run from Holy Family put the visiting team on the scoreboard in front, 20-16.
  • After taking advantage of Tiger errors, a kill from sophomore Graciela Cruz brought the Lions within one, 21-20.
  • Molloy tied the contest, 22-22, but Holy Family scored the final three points of the set to take a 2-0 lead.
  • Needing a win to stay in the contest, the Lions opened the third set to a 5-1 lead. The Tigers responded with four-straight points to knot the score.
  • Three-straight points later in the set, capped off by a kill from redshirt junior Carly Banks put Molloy in front, 14-11.
  • The Lions led, 22-20 late in the third set, but the Tigers ended the set and the match with a five-point run to advance.

Top Performances

  • Sophomore Kacey Affrunti led the maroon and white with nine kills.
  • Junior Jessica Fischetti tallied 22 digs while junior Sophia Smith had 23 assists.
  • Junior Hailey Wehr put up three blocks.

Provided by the Molloy Sports Information Department.