Sylvester and Peirce combine for 23 digs in non-conference setback
West Hartford, Conn. – The Fitchburg State University women's volleyball team returned to action this afternoon, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Blue Jays of Saint Joseph's (CT) in non-conference action.
Score: Saint Joseph's (CT) 3, Fitchburg State 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22)
Records: Saint Joseph's (CT) (4-7)) | Fitchburg State (1-8)
How It Happened
Junior outside hitter Nicole Sylvester (Everett, Mass.) led Fitchburg State with six kills, hit .286 for the match and added 10 digs on the defensive end. Freshman libero Jessica Peirce (Brentwood, N.H.) finished with a team-high 13 digs and junior middle blocker Kristina Osborne (Ashby, Mass.) logged three solo blocks for the Falcons
Senior middle blocker Hannah Lemek (Bristol, Conn.) led the Blue Jays offensive attack finishing the match with a career-high 15 kills and .263 hitting percentage. Sophomore Jasmine Buckley (Wappingers Falls, N.Y) joined Lemek with double-digit kills with 10, while sophomore setter Brenna Miller (McCleary, Wash.) posted her fourth double-double of the season with a match-high 26 assists and match-high 15 digs.
Inside the Numbers
First ever meeting between Fitchburg State and Saint Joseph's (CT) on the volleyball court.
Falcons will host the Owls of Westfield State University on Wednesday for a MASCAC tilt starting at 7 p.m. Saint Joseph's (CT) travels to Becker College on Thursday for a 7 p.m. start.
Portions of Release courtesy of Saint Joseph's (CT) SID office