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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.