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Falcons Defeated By Chargers In Straight Sets

Falcons Defeated By Chargers In Straight Sets

Joubert and Manyak combine for 11 assists for Fitchburg State in non-conference setback

Fitchburg, Mass. - The Fitchburg State Women's Volleyball team dropped a 3-0 straight sets decision to the Chargers of Colby Sawyer College in non-conference action this evening from the Parkinson Gymnasium.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 0, Colby-Sawyer 3 (14-25, 13-25, 14-25)

Records: Fitchburg State (3-10) | Colby-Sawyer (11-12)

How It Happened

First Set

Fitchburg State grabbed a 3-2 edge on a service ace from sophomore Meredith Taylor (Reading, Mass.) before Colby-Sawyer took an 8-4 advantage following a kill by sophomore Sam Mohammad (Killingsworth, Conn.). The Falcons cut the lead to 18-14 on a kill from senior Jaquelyn Manyak (Bolton, Mass.), but the Chargers would secure the first set with 25-14 final.

Second Set

The Green and Gold opened with a 4-3 lead as junior Paige Anderson (Winchendon, Mass.) and sophomore Leah Sheehan (Billerica, Mass.) combined for a block, but the Chargers responded with a pair of service aces by freshman Olivia Werner (Williston, Vt.) for the 7-3 advantage. Fitchburg State chipped the deficit to 9-8 on a kill from junior Lauren Riccardi (Tewksbury, Mass.) before Colby-Sawyer closed out the second set with a kill by junior Nicole Matcheski (Sanbornton, N.H.) for the 25-13 middle set victory.

Third Set

Trailing 5-3, Fitchburg State knotted the third set at 6-6 on a kill by Anderson, before Colby-Sawyer went on a 12-2 run, capped by a kill from Werner. The Falcons chipped the lead to 24-14 on a kill from senior Emily Beauvais (Greenville, N.H.) and an Anderson service ace, but the Chargers took the final set, 25-14 as freshman Ava LaValle (Peabody, Mass.) registered a kill.

Inside the Numbers

This evening's contest will mark the tenth meeting between the two teams on the volleyball court with the Falcons 4-6 all-time when taking on the Chargers

Two teams had split the previous six matchups (3-3)

Fitchburg State was led by junior Perry Joubert (Seekonk, Mass.) with a team-best seven assists and two digs, while senior Kathryn Newcomb (Portsmouth, R.I.) added six kills and two digs.

Manyak was also solid for the Green and Gold, finishing with four assists and one dig

For Colby-Sawyer, sophomore Anna Allen (Los Angeles, Calif.) collected a match-best 27 assists, one service ace, five digs and two kills, while Mohammad chipped in with 11 kills, one service ace and nine digs.

Up Next

Falcons will travel to WPI for a tri-match with Regis College on Saturday, starting at 1:00 PM. Chargers will visit Lasell on the same date for a tri-match with Mahattanville, starting at 11:00 AM.