Woman's Volleyball Sweeps Merrimack at Home

Woman's Volleyball Sweeps Merrimack at Home

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball sept NEC-foe Merrimack at home in straight sets (25-4, 25-12, 25-8) Tuesday evening. With the win, SHU improves to 11-10 on the season and 6-2 in NEC-play, while Merrimack falls to 1-16 on the season and 0-10 in the NEC.

Liisel Nelis led SHU with 13 kills while Sarah Ciszek added 24 assists, six digs and three service aces in the win. The Pioneers return to action Friday, Oct. 25, when SHU plays host to St. Francis Brooklyn at 6 p.m.

By The Numbers

  • SHU hit .530 for the match

  • SHU tallied 41 kills and 38 digs in the match

  • Liisel Nelis led SHU with 13 kills

  • Gianna Scioletti added five kills and three blocks

  • Sarah Ciszek tallied 24 assists, six digs and three service aces

Set 1 - SHU 25, Merrimack 4

  • The Pioneers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the set that they would not relinquish

  • The Pioneers totaled 15 kills on 21 attacks with no errors for a .714 attack percentage

  • Liisel Nelis led the way with five kills in the set on five attempts

  • Sarah Ciszek totaled 10 assists in the set with no errors

  • Reghan Palanchi tallied three kills in the set, while Julia Murawinski and Makayla Dole scored two apiece          

  • Gianna Scioletti tallied three service aces in the set                             

SET 2 - SHU 25, Merrimack 12

  • SHU kept the momentum rolling and jumped out to another lead that it would not give away in the set

  • The Pioneers had four different players record multiple kills in the set

  • Palanchi and Nelis led the way in the set with three kills apiece

  • Palanchi tallied three blocks in the set

  • Murawinski and Ciszek added two kills apiece

  • Ciszek tallied six assists and three service aces in the set

  • The Pioneers hit .318 in the set

SET 3 - SHU 25, Merrimack 8

  • With the set tied at 1-1, SHU went on an 8-2 run to take a 9-3 lead that it would not lose

  • Nelis led SHU with five kills in the set

  • Ciszek added a kill and eight assists in the set

  • Emma Smallcomb tallied seven digs

 

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