Wildcats Fall to Friars in Three Sets

09 Dec 2021 | 14:57 | Volleyball

PROVIDENCE, RI- Villanova was unable to gain the upper hand against Providence in a three-set loss Friday night. With the loss, Villanova drops to 12-9 (4-5 BIG EAST) while Providence improves to 14-8 (2-7 BIG EAST)

The Friars began to break away early in the first set. Leading 9-6, Providence went on a 5-0 run to lead 14-6. The lead ballooned up to 20-9 but Villanova still had some gas left in the tank. The Wildcats went on a 7-0 run including a pair of Riley Homer kills to cut the deficit to 20-16. Villanova reached within two to set the score at 22-20 but the Friars executed with a 3-1 run to take the first set, 25-21.

The second set was a true back-and-forth affair between Villanova and Providence. Leading 19-18 late in the set, Providence went on a 4-0 run to lead 23-18. Villanova was able to chip in two more points but Providence took the second set, 25-20.

The Friars had a major 7-0 run in the third set to set the tone with a 14-8 lead. The Wildcats were able to cut the deficit to 22-17 but couldn’t were unable to complete the comeback as Providence took the third set, 25-19, and the match.

Inside the Box Score
Rose Crist led the team with 11 kills, her fourth-consecutive double-digit kill performance.
Kiera Booth recorded four total blocks against Providence.
Belle Morgan led the team with 31 assists and Averi Salvador tallied 16 digs.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday, October 24 against Creighton at 2:00 PM.

Get Informed

Quickly coordinate e-business applications through revolutionary catalysts for change. Seamlessly underwhelm optimal testing procedures processes.