MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team moved to 1-1 in Northeast Conference play with a 3-0 (27-25, 26-24, 25-15) loss at Robert Morris Friday night.
First Set: RMU 27-25
- With the set tied 5-5, an Emma Granger kill sparked a three-point Robert Morris (8-9, 3-0 NEC) run to put the Colonials ahead 8-5. SHU closed the gap to one at 9-8 after a Nelis kill and Robinson ace.
- Leading 13-12, the Colonials went on another three-point spurt capped off by a Pioneers error to take a 16-12 lead.
- Trailing 23-20, SHU got back-to-back kills from Dole and a block by McNamee and Scioletti to tie the set 23-23 and prompt a Robert Morris timeout. The Pioneers then earned a set point at 24-23 on another block.
- RMU fought off two set points to tie the set 25-25. Back-to-back SHU errors gave the Colonials the first set 27-25.
Second Set: RMU 26-24
- The Pioneers took their largest lead of the set at 12-7 on a Dole kill.
- The Colonials used a 6-1 run sparked by a Granger kill to take a 17-16 lead. Granger added another kill and a block in the run.
- The two teams traded points up to 20-20, when a Dole kill and RMU error put the Pioneers ahead 22-20.
- SHU earned set point at 24-23 on another Dole kill, but a Granger kill tied the set 24-24. After an error gave the Colonials a 25-24 lead, Granger and Skylar Clements got a block to give Robert Morris the set 26-24.
Third Set: RMU 25-15
- The Colonials went on a 9-2 run to open the set, getting kills from Granger, Deja Tamlin, and Taylor Lord.
- SHU battled back to get within five, 13-8, on a Robinson kill that capped a three-point run.
- RMU went up by 11, 23-12, on back-to-back kills by Tamlin and Lord.
- Lord's fifth kill of the set gave the Colonials the set 25-15 and the match 3-0.
SHU hit just .094 for the match as Robert Morris posted a .259 hitting percentage. The Pioneers had nine blocks to the Colonials' eight. Robert Morris outdug Sacred Heart 44-31. Lord led the Colonials with eight kills, hitting .350. Granger added seven kills and six blocks.
The Pioneers are back in action tomorrow night at Saint Francis U at 6 p.m.