The Villanova University women's volleyball team had a perfect end to their regular season this weekend, winning both of their matches this weekend in straight sets and maintaining their undefeated home record.
In the first game against the Seton Hall University Pirates on Friday night, they were victorious (25-19, 25-18, 25-13). Claire Crutchfield led the way for the Wildcats' offense with 11 kills, while Allison Fitzgerald and Allie Loitz led the way defensively with 13 and 14 digs respectively. Villanova had a 63% attack percentage for the match, including a scorching 78% in the final set, while Seton Hall had a 42% match attack percentage
Then, on Saturday, the 'Cats defeated the St. John's Red Storm (29-27, 25-16, 25-14). The Wildcats' attack was so efficient and team oriented that no individual player had more than 10 kills in the match, but 5 players had at least 8 including: Amanda Pederson-Henry (8), Loitz (8), Gabby Pethekoukis (8), Crutchfield (9), and Lauren Carpenter (9). Overall, the 'Cats had a 65% match attack percentage in comparison to 47% by the Red Storm. This was in large part due to a great team effort defensively as well; 4 different Wildcats had at least 10 digs in the match including: Allie Loitz (10), Fitzgerald (11), Michelle Adams (11), and Emma Pettit (12).
The Wildcats will spend this next week getting ready for the Big East tournament, which is being held in Omaha. The 'Cats' first match of the weekend will be on Friday 11/27, but the opponent and time of the match is still TBD. After a tremendous regular season, we would like to wish the Wildcats the best of luck in Omaha next weekend.