Pace Squeaks Past Assumption 3-0

Tess Haller

THE BASICS:

- Score: Pace 3, Assumption 0

- Records: Pace (14-3, NE10 3-1), Assumption (1-12, NE10 1-6)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Laska Gymnasium)

- The Lead: Assumption rallied in all three sets, but fell short in the end to lose to Pace 3-0 while Tess Haller (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) led the Hounds with nine kills.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Hounds had three separate 4-0 runs throughout the first to stay in the set. Ariana Orcera (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/Colegio Marista) gave the Hounds back the lead with two service aces to make the set 15-14. Pace then went on a 7-0 stretch that wasn't answered until Alexandra Krawczyk (East Patchogue, N.Y./Bellport) took the serve and rallied a 6-0 run, which forced the Setters to take a timeout with the lead 24-23. The Setters came out and earned the next point to end the set 25-23 and take the match 1-0.

- The second set was back and forth action where the Hounds were always able to stay within six points. The Setters fended off a 3-0 run from the Hounds at the end to make the set 24-21, where the Setters would take another timeout. The Setters rallied their final point right after the timeout and took the set 25-21 and the match at 2-0.

- The third set was just as close as the second. The Hounds never gave up more than a 4-0 run to the Setters and rallied a 4-0 stretch themselves to put the set within a point, where the Setters led 24-23. The final point would come from Pace's Tatjana Calimpong-Burke from Nicole Pivetti to win the set 25-23 and ultimately the match 3-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Orcera led the Hounds with 19 digs followed by Kellie Smith (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake) with fifteen and Brenna Chrisom (Dover, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) with fourteen.

- Haller tallied nine kills on the night while Orcera added seven, Smith added six and Alana Hruska (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM) added six as well.

- Freshman Krawczyk led the entire match with 25 assists followed by Pace's Samantha Nidini who had 18.

UP NEXT:

- Assumption is on the road for their next match in Stonehill on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

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