Women's Volleyball Closes Regular-Season with 3-1 Win Over Robert Morris

Women's Volleyball Closes Regular-Season with 3-1 Win Over Robert Morris

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team won its third match in a row, as the Pioneers downed Robert Morris on the road in four sets to close the regular-season Saturday evening.

Liisel Nelis had a game-high 19 kills and added 15 digs for the double-double to lead the Pioneers. Alix Polk narrowly missed a double-double with 10 digs and eight kills to lead the Pioneers (16-9, 9-5 NEC).

The Pioneers return to action Friday, Nov. 16, when they take on top-seeded LIU Brooklyn on the road in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament.

Set 1

  • SHU opened the set with a swift 4-1 run

  • With SHU trailing 12-19, the Pioneers took the next five points, led by three straight service aces from Alix Polk

  • With the Pioneers leading 17-15, SHU went on a 4-0 run sparked by a Liisel Nelis kill

  • Fresh off a Robert Morris timeout and SHU leading 23-17, Polk recorded a kill, followed by an RMU attack error for SHU to clinche the set

SET 2

  • With SHU trailing 13-9, the Pioneers went on a 6-2 run to knot the set at 15

  • After playing to a 19-19 tie, Sarah Ciszek recorded a kill to push the Pioneers ahead 20-19

  • Gianna Scioletti followed with a kill of her own to force a Colonials timeout

  • Out of the timeout, SHU took three of the last four points with an RMU service error clinching the set for the Pioneers

SET 3

  • The two sides played to a 9-9 tie early in the set

  • RMU followed with a 9-0 run to take an 18-9 lead

  • The Pioneers were able to cut the deficit to 19-14

  • The Colonials pushed their lead to 23-14 and eventually took the set 25-16

SET 4

  • The Pioneers opened the set with a 6-2 run

  • With the set tied at 9-9, SHU went on an 8-3 run, capped by a Nelis kill to take a 17-12 lead

  • With the set tied at 23-23 Nelis recorded back-to-back kills to secure the set and match win

By The Numbers

  • SHU hit .176 for the match

  • Robert Morris hit .160 for the match

  • Polk had a team-high three service aces

  • Emma Smallcomb recorded 14 digs

  • Sarah Ciszek had a game-high 44 assists

  • Emma Granger led the Colonials with 12 kills