Fairfield, CT- On Sunday 4/14/2019 the Women’s Club Volleyball team hosted the NWVCL Blue Division Championships at the Pitt Center in their final tournament of the year.
In the first match of pool play Sacred Heart faced Providence College. Sacred Heart started out strong winning the first set 25-22. In the second set Providence got an early lead and Sacred Heart struggled to recover, ultimately losing 22-25.
Freshman Tara Hagerman – 5 kills, 14 digs
Sophomore Julia Tavolilla – 6 kills, 7 digs, 2 assists
Junior Christina Sanciangco – 20 digs, 1 assist
Freshman Daphne Schiffman – 2 kills, 1 dig, 17 assists
After tying with Providence, Sacred Heart was hungry for a win in the second match against Rowan University. Sacred Heart easily took the first set 25-19, but once again fell short in the second set losing 19-25.
Freshman Daphne Schiffman – 2 digs, 12 assists
Junior Christina Sanciangco – 1 kill, 12 digs
Freshman Tara Hagerman – 4 kills, 8 digs
The third match of pool play was against Rutgers- B. Sacred Heart got off to a very slow start and allowed Rutgers to get an early lead. Rutgers easily took the first set beating SHU 15-25. Sacred Heart rallied in the second set, and despite an early deficit Sacred Heart won 25-21.
Freshman Tara Hagerman – 6 kills, 11 digs
Junior Christina Sanciangco – 2 kills, 21 digs
Freshman Daphne Schiffman – 5 digs, 25 assists
Senior Kristina DeMarco – 4 kills, 10 digs
The final match of pool play was against top ranked Rochester. Sacred Heart took an early lead but at the end of the first set Rochester rallied and Sacred Heart fell 25-27. In the second set, Sacred Heart was neck and neck with Rochester. Unfortunately injury took out Sacred Heart’s libero half way through the second set, and Sacred Heart fell 25-16.
Freshman Tara Hagerman – 5 kills, 5 digs
Freshman Daphne Schiffman – 1 dig, 16 assists
Sophomore Julia Tavolilla – 4 kills, 2 digs
Senior Kristina DeMarco – 4 kills, 2 digs
After a disappointing end to pool play, Sacred Heart ended up placing 4th in pool play, coming in with just 5 points less than Rowan, not advancing to playoffs. Despite not getting the results we wanted, Sacred Heart had one of the most successful seasons in club history, and hosted our first ever tournament. A big thank you to everyone who helped make the tournament run smoothly!
We also want to thank our seniors – Kristina DeMarco and Caroline Barry for a wonderful 4 years! We wish you the best on your future endeavors.