SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Saint Anselm College women's volleyball squad ended its final road trip of the regular season with a 3-0 loss to Le Moyne on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Hawks drop to third place in the Northeast-10 Conference standings with an 8-3 record against conference opponents. Saint Anselm sees a four-game winning streak come to an end and will head into the final week of the regular season with a 18-8 overall record. Le Moyne improved to 13-11 overall with a 6-6 record in NE10 play.
Senior Madison Sollows (Barnstable, Mass.) led the squad with 10 kills on the day. Freshman Michelle Henwood (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) assisted on 35 of the Hawks' 41 kills as a team while classmate Caroline Belmontez (San Diego, Calif.) logged a team-high 13 digs.
The Hawks came out of the first set with a 9-3 lead following a service ace by junior Elise Jolly (Merrimack, N.H.). The Dolphins responded and erased the Hawks lead to tie the set at 17 with four straight points. Later, senior Catie McCarthy (Warrenton, Va.) finished a 3-0 stretch for Saint Anselm, making it 23-21. Le Moyne did not let up, earning the final four points to edge the Hawks, 25-23.
Similar to the opening set, Sollows and Jolly recorded kills, giving the Hawks an early 10-3 advantage. Le Moyne battled back and captured its first lead of the second set at 15-14, ending the streak with an Emily Yancone kill. Both teams would trade leads later in the set but the Dolphins came out on top in the second set, 25-23. Midway through the third set, Le Moyne held a slim 15-13 advantage following a Sollows kill. Le Moyne went on a 10-2 run to beat the Hawks, 25-15 and earn a clean 3-0 sweep.
Mary Talty led the Dolphins offense with 13 kills. Yancone posted 29 assists while Claire Hiwiller had a team-high 12 digs.
The Hawks finish the regular season with two contests at Stoutenburgh Gymnasium against American International and Adelphi on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16.