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Volleyball Defeats Seton Hall in Straight Sets

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The win gets the 'Cats back on track after losing their last two matches, and improves them to 10-0 at home this season

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The Villanova University women's volleyball team clearly displayed the ability to bounce back after dropping consecutive matches for the first time in over two months, as they dominated Seton Hall last night (25-19, 25-18, 25-13). The WIldcats were better than the Pirates in every phase of the match, with a much higher attack percentage (63% match attack percentage for the 'Cats, and 42% match attack percentage for the Pirates). In addition, VIllanova had 6 team blocks, while Seton Hall only had 2. What may have been most impressive was VIllanova's ability to still win the second set of the match, despite only having a 50% attack percentage, as they limited Seton Hall to a 36% attack percentage in the second set. Claire Crutchfield led the way for the Wildcats' offense with 11 kills, while Allison Fitzgerald and Allie Loitz led the way for the defense, with 13 and 14 digs respectively.

The 'Cats will have their last two matches of the regular season next weekend at Jake Nevin Field House against Providence Friday and St. Johns Saturday. Currently, the WIldcats are 22-7 overall, including 12-4 in Big East play, and both games next week may affect seeding for the Big East tournament that will be in Omaha in about 2 weeks.