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2006 Recaps

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(10/28) Kean 3 Wilkes 2
Keuka 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team concluded their season on Saturday by dropping a pair of matches at the Marts Center. The Lady Colonels fell in five games to Kean University, 19-30, 30-24, 24-30, 30-22, 15-10 in their opening match. They suffered a 30-19, 30-23, 30-23 loss to Keuka College in the nightcap. Wilkes ends their season with an overall record of 6-24.
           
Senior Nicole Hahn played her final two matches for Wilkes on Saturday. The Lady Colonels setter, Hahn established a new school record for digs in a career with her first two against Kean, finishing her four season with 1,232. She is also the all-time leader in assists for the Lady Colonels with 3,671.
           
Katherine Harrington led the way for Wilkes against Kean with 10 kills and seven digs. Kristen Linhart contributed eight kills and five digs. Julie Page had seven kills and Katherine Simons added six kills. Hahn handed out 33 assists and came up with nine digs. 
           
Harrington had 14 kills and six digs against Keuka. Linhart was next on the list with 10 kills and 10 digs. LeeAnn Serafoss took team-high honors with 13 digs. Hahn was credited with 30 assists and 10 digs. 



(10/24) King's 3 Wilkes 0
King's College posted a 30-18, 32-30, 31-29 win over Wilkes University in a Freedom Conference match on Tuesday night in the Marts Center.  The Lady Monarchs, who clinched a playoff berth with the victory, improved to 18-11 overall and 3-3 in the conference. Wilkes sees their records fall to 6-22 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

Kaitlyn Malshefski led the way for King’s with 19 kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Kat Clerici chipped in with 11 kills, seven digs and three blocks, while Samantha Page finished with seven kills. Danielle Belfanti handled the setting chores for the Lady Monarchs and handed out 31 assists. She also had 12 digs.

Wilkes was led by Katherine Harrington’s 13 kills and seven digs. Kristen Linhart contributed 11 kills and a team-high 13 digs. Julie Page added nine kills and six digs, while both LeeAnn Searfoss and Katherine Simons had six kills. Searfoss also added nine digs and two blocks, while Simons had six digs. Lady Colonels setter Nicole Hahn ended the night with 37 assists, seven digs and five service aces.  


(10/21) Marywood 3 Wilkes 0
Albright 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team suffered a pair of losses in a tri-match in the Marts Center on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Colonels dropped a 30-26, 30-22, 30-24 decision to Marywood University in their opening match. In their second contest they lost to Albright College by scores of 30-22, 30-29 and 30-26.  
           
Kristen Linhart had 10 kills and six digs in the loss to Marywood. Katherine Harrington contributed six kills, seven digs and three solo blocks. Setter Nicole Hahn handed out 20 assists, had four kills and came up with 10 digs. 
           
Marywood was led by Ashley St. Peter’s nine kills. Christina Luciw chipped in with seven kills and Natasha Freethy had six kills. Emily Reineke led the Pacers in digs with 12, while Katie Coyne handed out 13 assists and Riona Carr dished out nine helpers. 
           
Harrington had nine kills for Wilkes in the match against Albright. Page and Linhart contributed seven kills each. Linhart also had 16 digs, while Harrington picked up 11 digs. Hahn enjoyed solid match with 23 assists and 14 digs.
           
Abbey Reames had 15 kills and 14 digs to lead the Albright attack. The Lions also received 14 kills from Nikki Gesiskie and 20 digs from Steph Riccardi. Keri Wischner was credited with 30 assists and seven digs for Albright.



(10/10) DeSales 3 Wilkes 0
DeSales University fought off three game points in the opening game on their way to a 31-29, 30-15, 30-23 Freedom Conference volleyball win over Wilkes University on Tuesday night in the Marts Center. 
           
The Bulldogs improved to 8-16 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Wilkes saw their records fall to 6-19 overall and 1-4 in conference action.
           
Jen Mellon led the DeSales attack with 14 kills. Molly Motley chipped in with nine kills, while Ashley Grube had eight kills and three blocks. Kerri Andrews contributed 21 digs and Gia Zimmerman had 11 digs. Bulldogs setter Sharon Uliana dished out 37 assists and added 13 digs.
               
Kristen Linhart had a match-high 16 kills to lead Wilkes at the net. She also pitched in with eight digs. Katherine Harrington was credited with seven kills and four digs, while Julie Page, who had eight digs, and Katherine Simons each finished with four kills. Nicole Hahn handed out 22 assists and led the Lady Colonels in digs with nine.   


(10/7) Montclair State 3 Wilkes 1
William Paterson 3 Wilkes 1
Wilkes University came up on the short end of a pair of 3-1 volleyball decisions on Saturday. The Lady Colonels dropped a 19-30, 30-25, 30-27, 30-24 verdict to Montclair State University, and fell to host William Paterson University by scores of 30-28, 30-28, 28-30, 30-28. The two losses move Wilkes to 6-18 overall.
           
Katherine Harrington had 14 kills and nine digs to lead the way in the loss to Montclair State. Kristen Linhart contributed 11 kills, 17 digs and four blocks. LeeAnn Searfoss chipped in with seven kills and 10 digs. Wilkes setter Nicole Hahn handed out 30 assists and came up with 12 digs.
           
Harrington had 20 kills and nine digs against William Paterson. Linhart connected for 14 kills and added a team-leading 12 digs. Searfoss, Katherine Simons and Julie Page all finished with six kills. Hahn enjoyed another solid outing with 40 assists, five kills and six digs.   



(10/4) Wilkes 3 Delaware Valley 1
Wilkes University earned its first Freedom Conference win of the season by posting a 30-21, 30-23, 25-30, 3-24 victory at Delaware Valley College on Wednesday night. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 6-16 overall and 1-3 in the conference. The Aggies see their overall record fall to 9-6. They are 0-3 in conference play. 
           
Katherine Harrington led the way for Wilkes with 14 kills and six digs. Kristen Linhart contributed 10 kills, eight digs and three blocks. LeeAnn Searfoss added six kills and nine digs, while Julie Page had five kills and 10 digs. Lady Colonels setter Nicole Hahn finished the night with 33 assists, five kills, five service aces and 12 digs.

Jackie Holdsworth had 12 kills and eight digs to pace the Delaware Valley attack.  Angel Bulger added nine kills and seven digs.  Kate Klish led the Aggies in digs with 30, while setter Bonnie Zobel handed out 27 assists and came up with 10 digs.   



(9/30) St. Joseph Patchogue 3 Wilkes 1
Wilkes 3 Centenary 0
Wilkes 3 SUNY Old Westbury 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team posted a 2-1 record to finish in third-place at the Hunter College Tournament on Saturday. 
           
The Lady Colonels, who saw their record move to 5-16 overall, dropped a 30-23, 21-30, 30-24, 30-27 decision to St. Joseph Patchogue in their first match of the day. The squad rebounded to top Centenary College, 30-15, 30-13, 30-18, and SUNY Old Westbury, 30-26, 30-23, 30-27.
           
Nicole Hahn was named to the All-Tournament team for Wilkes after handing out 77 assists and contributing 27 digs during the three matches. Katherine Harrington had a team-high 32 kills during the tournament, while Kristen Linhart finished with 19 kills and 30 digs. LeeAnn Searfoss finished with 17 kills and 18 digs and Katherine Simons contributed 12 kills. 



(9/28) Baptist Bible 3 Wilkes 0
Baptist Bible College swept their way to a 30-24, 30-21, 30-21 victory over Wilkes University in a non-conference volleyball match on Thursday night. The win improves the Defenders to 9-10 overall, while the Lady Colonels see their overall record fall to 3-15.
           
Katherine Simons led the Wilkes hitters with 10 kills and five digs. Katherine Harrington contributed eight kills and five digs. Kristen Linhart finished the night with four kills and a team-high 24 digs, while LeeAnn Searfoss picked up 10 digs. Lady Colonels setter Nicole Hahn handed out 23 assists and also added 10 digs.



(9/26) Lycoming 3 Wilkes 0
Lycoming College notched a 30-22, 30-27, 30-15 Freedom Conference volleyball win over Wilkes University on Tuesday night at the Lamade Gymnasium. With the win the Warriors improved to 10-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Lady Colonels are now 3-14 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
           
Nicole Hahn led Wilkes in the match with 13 assists, five kills and seven digs. Kristen Linhart contributed a team-leading seven kills and five digs. Katherine Harrington was credited with five kills and five digs. Julie Page chipped in with six digs and Katherine Simons had five digs.



(9/22-23) Elizabethtown 3 Wilkes 0
Wesleyan 3 Wilkes 0
Wilkes 3 Mitchell 1
Moravian 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team posted a 1-3 record at the Elizabethtown College Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Lady Colonels are now 3-13 overall following the four matches.

Wilkes fell to Elizabethtown in three games in their first match on Friday by scores of 30-11, 30-21 and 30-22. They also dropped a 30-19, 30-8, 30-20 decision to Wesleyan College in their final match on Friday.

On Saturday the Lady Colonels opened the day with a 22-30, 30-22, 30-18, 30-16 victory over Mitchell College. In their last match of the event they suffered a 30-20, 30-23, 30-15 loss to Moravian College.

Katherine Harrington had 30 kills, 18 digs and seven blocks to lead the Wilkes hitters. Kristen Linhart contributed 23 kills, 29 digs and seven blocks. Katherine Simons was credited with 17 kills and 19 digs. Wilkes setter Nicole Hahn ended the tournament with 75 assists, 10 kills, 10 service aces and 29 digs.



(9/20) Scranton 3 Wilkes 0
The University of Scranton used a balanced attack to post a 30-18, 30-8, 30-19 Freedom Conference volleyball victory over Wilkes University on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. 
           
The win improves the Lady Royals to 11-4 overall and 2-0 in Freedom Conference play. Wilkes is now 2-10 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
           
Brooke Hinkley led Scranton with 11 kills, four aces and four blocks. Abby Barrett finished with nine kills and three blocks. Carly Ritter, who had six digs, and Jacqueline Pisano added eight kills each, while Valerie Naranjo added six kills. Jen McKeighan handed out 24 assists and had seven aces and Jackie Sinto dished out 13 assists. Meagan Curtin led the Lady Royals in digs with eight.
           
Katherine Harrington was the leader in kills for Wilkes with six. Kristen Linhart had four kills and seven digs and Katherine Simons also contributed four kills. Setter Nicole Hahn was credited with 15 assists, three kills and a match-high 15 digs. 



(9/16) York 3 Wilkes 0
Mt. Aloysius 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team suffered a pair of losses on Saturday in day two action at the University of Scranton Tournament. The Lady Colonels dropped a 30-10, 30-21, 30-10 decision to eventual tournament champion York College in their first match of the day. In their final contest they fell to Mount Aloysius College by scores of 30-21, 30-18 and 30-23.  The two defeats move Wilkes to 2-9 overall this season.
           
Kristen Linhart had four kills, four digs and three blocks in the loss to York. Katherine Harrington and LeeAnn Searfoss added three kills and five digs apiece. Nicole Hahn handed out 13 assists and came up with five digs as well.
           
Harrington had eight kills and seven digs in the match against Mount Aloysius. Linhart contributed seven kills and seven digs, while Hahn ended the match with six kills, six digs and 19 assists. 



(9/15) Montclair St. 3 Wilkes 2
St. Lawrence 3 Wilkes 2
The Wilkes University volleyball team dropped a pair of hard-fought 3-2 decisions on the opening day of pool play at the University of Scranton Tournament on Friday. 

The Lady Colonels suffered a 30-25, 16-30, 30-28, 27-30, 15-11 loss to Montclair State University in their first match of the day. Nicole Hahn had 47 assists, 12 aces and 12 digs to lead Wilkes. LeeAnn Searfoss chipped in with 20 kills, while Katherine Simons had 10 kills and 12 digs. Wilkes also received eight kills from Katherine Harrington, 13 digs from Kristen Linhart and seven digs and seven aces from Julie Page.

In their second contest St. Lawrence rallied after losing the first two games to score a 27-30, 24-30, 30-23, 30-24, 15-2 victory. Linhart had 18 kills and 15 digs to pace the Wilkes hitters. Harrington chipped in with nine kills and Searfoss had eight. Hahn handed out 37 assists and also picked up nine digs.



(9/12) FDU-Florham 3 Wilkes 0
FDU-Florham committed only ten hitting errors on their way to a 30-7, 30-19, 30-23 volleyball win over Wilkes University in the Freedom Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday night. The win improves the Devils to 6-4 overall, while the Lady Colonels fall to 2-5.
           
Megan Redd led the way for FDU-Florham with 10 kills and four digs. Meghan Droge finished with six kills, while Michelle Yered had five kills. Ashley Flora was the team leader in digs with 13, while setter Lindsey Flora handed out 32 assists and came up with 11 digs.
           
Katherine Harrington paced Wilkes with six kills and seven digs. Katherine Simons had five kills and Kristen Linhart had four kills and four digs. Wilkes setter Nicole Hahn ended the night with 16 assists and eight digs.


(9/7) Misericordia 3 Wilkes 0
College Misericordia gained a measure of revenge by posting a 30-21, 30-22, 30-25 non-conference volleyball win over Wilkes University on Thursday night in the Marts Center. The Cougars, who dropped a 3-1 decision to Wilkes last Friday, improved to 2-4 overall. The Lady Colonels see their mark drop to 2-4 overall.
           
Mary Beth Stellar had 11 kills, 11 digs and three aces to lead Misericordia. Amy Porambo contributed six kills and 24 digs. Chavonne Potts handed out 11 assists and came up with 11 digs, while MaLeana Mercadante finished with 10 assists. 
           
Kristen Linhart paced the Wilkes attack with 14 kills and 24 digs. Katherine Harrington chipped in with 11 kills and 10 digs. LeeAnn Searfoss added nine kills and six digs.  Lady Colonels setter Nicole Hahn finished the night with 33 assists and 14 digs. 

(9/5) Susquehanna 3 Wilkes 0
Susquehanna University improved their overall record to 2-3 with a 30-15, 30-21, 30-23 win over Wilkes University in a non-conference volleyball match in the Marts Center on Tuesday night. The loss drops the Lady Colonels to 2-3 overall.
           
Ainsley Catagnus led the way for the Crusaders with a match-high 22 kills. Missy Kadingo contributed 11 kills, five digs and four aces. Kellye Schroeder was the leader in digs for Susquehanna with 15, while Sophie Hall contributed 34 assists, four kills and nine digs. 
           
Wilkes was paced by the play of Katherine Harrington, who had 11 kills. LeeAnn Searfoss chipped in with six kills and six digs. Nicole Hahn handed out 20 assists to go along with three kills and a team-leading 12 digs. 
  

(9/2) Wilkes 3 Lincoln 0
King's 3 Wilkes 0
Wilkes University volleyball team finished 2-2 at the King’s College Tournament after splitting their two matches on Saturday. The Lady Colonels notched a 30-15, 30-25, 30-21 win over Lincoln University in their first match of the day, before falling to King’s by scores of 30-24, 30-26 and 30-17 in their second match.
           
Kristen Linhart and Katherine Harrington led the way in the win over Lincoln with 14 kills apiece. Linhart also contributed three aces, while Harrington had a pair. Nicole Hahn, who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, dished out 29 assists and fired four aces in the victory. 
           
Hahn had 33 assists and six digs in the Lady Colonels loss to King’s. Harrington cracked 14 kills and came up with 12 digs. Linhart had 11 kills and 10 digs. LeeAnn Searfoss added eight kills and four digs to the Wilkes attack. 


(9/1) Wilkes 3 Misericordia 1
Marywood 3 Wilkes 1
The Wilkes University volleyball team opened their 2006 campaign by splitting a pair of matches at the King’s College Tournament. The Lady Colonels posted a 30-18, 31-29, 31-33, 30-20 triumph over College Misericordia in their first match of the day. Wilkes then dropped a 30-23, 31-33, 30-17, 30-27 decision to Marywood University in the nightcap.

Katherine Harrington led the way in the win over Misericordia with 11 kills and six digs. Kristen Linhart chipped in with 10 kills, seven digs and six blocks, while LeeAnn Searfoss contributed nine kills and four service aces. Wilkes setter Nicole Hahn handed out 35 assists and came up with a team-leading nine digs.

Linhart had eight kills and nine digs in the four-game loss to Marywood. Harrington finished with seven kills and five digs and Searfoss had six kills. Hahn once again led the way in assists with 17, while also coming up with six digs. 
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