(10/27) Wilkes 3 Kean 1
The Wilkes University volleyball team concluded their 2007 campaign by posting a 16-30, 30-24, 30-9, 33-31 win over Kean University in a non-conference match on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Colonels cap their season with an overall record of 12-17, while the Cougars saw their overall record slip to 9-19.
Katherine Harrington led Wilkes with 13 kills, eight digs and four blocks. Marissa Harrison chipped in with 11 kills and two aces. Kristen Linhart finished with seven kills, four aces, nine digs and four blocks, while Allison Kelleher picked up a team-leading 18 digs. LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 24 assists and had 13 digs for the Lady Colonels.
Alicja Ciastoch had nine kill, four aces and 11 digs to lead Kean. Nicole bolash contributed six kills and five digs. Corinne O’Toole handed out nine assists and Melissa Spinner dished out six helpers for the Cougars.
(10/24) Arcadia 3 Wilkes 2
The Wilkes University volleyball team saw their hopes for a Freedom Conference playoff berth come to an end on Wednesday night when they dropped a hard-fought 20-30, 30-15, 30-17, 23-30, 15-8 decision at Arcadia University.
The loss dropped the Lady Colonels to 11-17 overall and moved their conference record to 2-4. Arcadia clinched a berth in the playoffs with the win and improved to 11-13 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
Kristen Linhart led Wilkes with 12 kills and also came up with 24 digs. Katherine Harrington added 10 kills and six blocks. Marissa Harrison was credited with nine kills and Allison Kelleher had a team-leading 29 digs. LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 32 assists and chipped in with 17 digs from her setter position for Wilkes.
(10/22) Scranton 3 Wilkes 0
The University of Scranton posted a 30-19, 30-12, 30-10 non-conference volleyball win over Wilkes University on Monday night at the John Long Center. The win improved the Lady Royals to 22-10 overall, while the Lady Colonels slipped to 11-16 overall.
Marissa Harrison and Katherine Harrington led the Wilkes hitters with seven kills apiece. Kristen Linhart added three kills and tied Allison Kelleher for the team-lead in digs with six. LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 15 assists from her setter position and also chipped in with five digs.
(10/20) Wilkes 3 Marywood 0
Albright 3 Wilkes 1
The Wilkes University volleyball team split a pair of matches at a tri-match hosted by Albright College on Saturday. The Lady Colonels posted a 30-14, 30-27, 30-15 win over Marywood University in their first match of the day, before suffering a 30-26, 29-31, 30-20, 30-20 loss to host Albright in the nightcap. The split moves the Lady Colonels overall record to 11-15.
Katherine Harrington paced the Wilkes attack in the win over Marywood with 14 kills, eight digs and three blocks. Katherine Simons added seven kills, while Marissa Harrison had six kills, 12 digs and seven aces. Allison Kelleher and Kristen Linhart contributed 16 and 10 digs respectively for Wilkes. LeeAnn Searfoss dished out 33 assists and came up with nine digs.
Linhart had 13 kills, 16 digs and five blocks in the match against Albright. Harrington had seven kills and 24 digs, while Simons and Meaghan Williams chipped in with six kills each. Kelleher led the Lady Colonels with 27 digs, while Searfoss handed out 26 assists and added 13 digs.
(10/16) Wilkes 3 Delaware Valley 2
Wilkes University rallied from two games down to post a thrilling 27-30, 17-30, 30-21, 30-25, 15-6 Freedom Conference volleyball victory over visiting Delaware Valley College on Tuesday night in the Marts Center.
The Lady Colonels kept their conference playoff hopes alive with the win and improved to 10-14 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Delaware Valley saw their overall record fall to 9-11 and their Freedom Conference mark slip to 1-5.
Marissa Harrison keyed the comeback for Wilkes by cracking 17 kills and servicing 10 aces. Katherine Harrington contributed 13 kills for the Lady Colonels, while Kristen Linhart added 10 kills, 11 digs, four aces and three blocks. Allison Kelleher led the way in digs with 28, while setter LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 47 assists and came up with 11 digs.
Delaware Valley was paced on attack by Andrea Wolf’s 13 kills, 11 digs and four blocks. Stephanie Knox was next on the list for the Aggies with nine kills, while Ashley Mikulsky was credited with eight kills and eight digs. Kate Klish had 21 digs and Jackie Holdsworth contributed 17 digs for Delaware Valley. Aggies’ setter Bonnie Zobel finished the night with 23 assists and 16 digs.
(10/13) Baptist Bible 3 Wilkes 0
Wilkes 3 St. Elizabeth 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team split a pair of matches during a tri-match at Baptist Bible College on Saturday. The Lady Colonels fell to the host Defenders, 30-21, 30-18, 30-26 in their first match of the day. The squad bounced back to earn a 30-11, 30-22, 30-15 victory over St. Elizabeth in their nightcap.
Wilkes (9-14) was led by Katherine Harrington’s nine kills and six digs in their loss to Baptist Bible (12-14). Kristin Linhart added four kills, three blocks and 14 digs, while Allison Kelleher chipped in with 14 digs. Lady Colonels setter LeeAnn Searfoss had 20 assists and came up with eight digs.
Harrington cracked 10 kills and had six digs against St. Elizabeth (10-7). Marissa Harrison provided eight kills and three service aces. Linhart, who had five kills, ripped 11 service aces and Kelleher had 16 digs. Searfoss was credited with 20 assists, seven digs and three aces.
(10/10) King's 3 Wilkes 0
King’s College posted a 30-15, 30-20, 30-19 Freedom Conference volleyball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night at the Scandlo Gymnasium. The win improved the Lady Monarchs to 17-12 overall and 2-2 in the conference, while the Lady Colonels slipped to 8-13 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
Katherine Harrington, who had eight digs, and Marissa Harrison registered seven kills apiece to pace the Wilkes attack. Kristin Linhart added five kills and seven digs and Katherine Simons finished with five kills for the Lady Colonels. Allison Kelleher came up with 15 digs to lead Wilkes in that category, while setter LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 24 assists.
(10/2) DeSales 3 Wilkes 0
DeSales University remained unbeaten in Freedom Conference volleyball action by netting a 30-17, 30-23, 30-22 win over Wilkes University on Tuesday night in the Marts Center. The Bulldogs ran their overall record to 13-4 and moved to 4-0 in the conference. The Lady Colonels are now 8-12 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
Lauren Pacenta had eight kills to lead the DeSales hitters. Joann Rivera contributed seven kills and seven digs, while Kylie Fehnel had six kills and six digs. Sharon Uliana handed out 29 assists and came up with eight digs, and Kerri Andrews had 14 digs.
Wilkes was led by Katherine Harrington’s nine kills. Marissa Harrison chipped in with six kills, five digs and two aces. LeeAnn Searfoss was credited with 21 assists and 14 digs, while Allison Kelleher added a match-high 15 digs.
(9/29) Wilkes 3 Brooklyn 0
Vassar 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team split a pair of matches at a tri-match hosted by Vassar College on Saturday. The Lady Colonels posted a 30-14, 30-12, 30-17 win over Brooklyn College in their first match of the day. Wilkes then dropped a 30-20, 30-19, 30-21 decision to the host school in the nightcap.
Marissa Harrison had 12 kills in the win over Brooklyn. Kristen Linhart contributed seven kills and 13 digs, while Katherine Harrington had six kills. Allison Kelleher chipped in with 16 digs for the Lady Colonels. Setter LeeAnn Searfoss finished with 27 assists, 16 digs and three service aces.
Linhart and Harrington paced the Wilkes attack with six kills in the loss to Vassar. The Lady Colonels also received 12 digs from Kelleher and 18 assists and 13 digs from Searfoss.
(9/22) Elizabethtown 3 Wilkes 0
Wilkes 3 Lycoming 1
The Wilkes University volleyball team split their final two matches at the Blue Jay Classic hosted by Elizabethtown College on Saturday. The Lady Colonels fell to the host school, 30-8, 30-11, 30-25 in their first match of the day. The squad bounced back to post a 30-26, 30-26, 25-30, 33-31 victory over Lycoming College to run their record to 7-10 overall.
Marissa Harrison had three kills and seven digs against Elizabethtown. Allison Kelleher came up with a team-leading 17 digs. LeeAnn Searfoss was credited with eight assists for Wilkes.
Harrison, Kristen Linhart and Katherine Harrington cracked nine kills apiece in the win over Lycoming. Linhart also had 12 digs, eight blocks and five aces. Kelleher once again led the Lady Colonels in digs with 21. Searfoss finished with 27 assists, 10 digs and three aces.
(9/21) Swarthmore 3 Wilkes 0
St. Mary's (MD) 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team dropped their first two matches at the Elizabethtown College Blue Jay Classic on Friday. The Lady Colonels suffered a 30-16, 30-20, 30-26 loss to Swarthmore College in their first match. St. Mary’s College (MD) scored a 30-24, 30-20, 30-18 win over Wilkes in the second match of the day. The two losses moved the Lady Colonels record to 6-9 overall.
Marissa Harrison led the Wilkes hitters with seven kills in the loss to Swarthmore. Katherine Harrington chipped in with five kills, while Kristen Linhart had four kills, four aces and 11 digs. Allison Kelleher also finished with 11 digs, while setter LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 16 assists.
Harrington had six kills against St. Mary’s. Harrison finished with five kills and Katherine Simons had four kills. Kelleher led Wilkes with 15 digs and Searfoss paced the squad with 13 assists.
(9/18) Wilkes 3 Manhattanville 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team copped their first Freedom Conference win of the season by scoring a 30-10, 30-11, 30-16 win at Manhattanville College on Tuesday night. The Lady Colonels improved to 6-7 overall and evened their conference mark at 1-1. Manhattanville fell to 1-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
The match was the first-ever meeting between Wilkes and Manhattanville in Freedom Conference play. The Valiants are in their first season as a member of the conference.
Kristen Linhart keyed the victory for Wilkes by cracking a career-high 16 service aces. She also had seven kills and digs in the contest. Marissa Harrison had 11 kills and three blocks. Katherine Harrington chipped in with nine kills, while Allison Kelleher came up with seven digs. Lady Colonels setter LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 19 assists, served six aces and added a team-leading nine digs.
(9/15) Wilkes 3 Centenary 0
St. Lawrence 3 Wilkes 0
For the second straight day the Wilkes University volleyball team split two matches to finish 2-2 at the University of Scranton Invitational. The Lady Colonels posted a 30-18, 30-19, 30-18 win over Centenary College, before falling to St. Lawrence University, 30-25, 30-18, 30-20. The Lady Colonels moved their record to 5-7 overall.
Katherine Simons had nine kills and Marissa Harrison finished with seven kills in the win over Centenary. The Lady Colonels also received six kills and 12 digs from Kristen Linhart, six kills and 10 digs from Katherine Harrington, and 16 digs from Allison Kelleher. Wilkes setter LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 24 assists and had a team-leading five service aces.
Harrison came up with nine kills in the match against St. Lawrence. Linhart finished with six kills and Harrington had five. Kelleher led Wilkes in digs with 26, while Searfoss handed out 18 assists.
(9/14) Wilkes 3 Rowan 1
Johns Hopkins 3 Wilkes 0
Wilkes University split two matches during pool play action at the University of Scranton Volleyball Invitational on Friday night at the Byron Center. The Lady Colonels opened with a 30-23, 30-24, 17-30, 30-28 win over Rowan University. In their second match Wilkes fell to Johns Hopkins University 30-17, 30-10, 30-11. Wilkes saw their record move to 4-6 with the split of the two matches.
Katherine Harrington had 13 kills and 14 digs and Marissa Harrison chipped in with 12 kills and six digs to lead the Wilkes hitters in the win over Rowan. Katherine Simons connected for 11 kills, while Allison Kelleher finished with a team-high 16 digs. Wilkes setter LeeAnn Searfoss dished out 37 assists to go along with seven digs.
Harrington had four kills for the Lady Colonels in the loss to Johns Hopkins. Kelleher had 13 digs and Lauren Hill and Kristen Linhart came up with six digs apiece. Searfoss finished with five assists and six digs.
(9/12) FDU-Florham 3 Wilkes 0
FDU-Florham scored a 30-28, 30-22, 30-26 women’s volleyball win over Wilkes University in the Freedom Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. The Devils upped their overall record to 5-5 with the victory. The Lady Colonels fell to 3-5 overall.
Lauren Brazier had eight kills and Meghan Droge added seven kills and four service aces to pace the FDU-Florham attack. Holly Farricy contributed 11 digs and four kills, while Steph Burrell had 10 digs. Kerry Kuperman handed out 27 assists, came up with seven digs and served three aces for the Devils.
Katherine Harrington led Wilkes with 13 kills and nine digs. Marissa Harrison chipped in with eight kills and seven digs. Allison Kelleher led the Lady Colonels in digs with 14 and Kristen Linhart finished with 10 digs and three aces. Wilkes setter LeeAnn Searfoss also had three aces, while dishing out a match-high 31 assists.
(9/10) Wilkes 3 Lycoming 1
Wilkes University won the final two games to post a 30-23, 14-30, 30-26, 30-22 non-conference volleyball win over visiting Lycoming College on Monday night in the Marts Center. The win improved the Lady Colonels to 3-4 overall, while the Warriors saw their record slip to 1-6 overall.
Marissa Harrison cracked 17 kills to lead the Wilkes attack. Katherine Harrington contributed 14 kills and 14 digs. Kristen Linhart was next with eight kills and 12 digs. Allison Kelleher came up with a team-high 22 digs and added five service aces, while setter LeeAnn Searfoss dished out 40 assists and served six aces.
Kelly Rose led Lycoming with eight kills, eight digs and two blocks. Michelle Burpoe added seven kills and four blocks. Heather Frantz chipped in with six kills and 16 digs and Beth Machella finished with 15 digs. Setter Abby Myers was credited with 25 assists.
(9/6) Misericordia 3 Wilkes 2
Misericordia University held on to post a five-game win over Wilkes University in a non-conference volleyball match on Thursday night. The Cougars won by scores of 30-27, 27-30, 30-28, 29-31, 15-13 to improve to 3-2 overall. The Lady Colonels saw their overall record slip to 2-4.
Katherine Harrington had 15 kills and Marissa Harrison added nine kills to lead the Wilkes attack. Allison Kelleher had a team-leading 26 digs and Kristen Linhart came up with 20 digs. Lady Colonels setter LeeAnn Searfoss was credited with 34 assists and 22 digs.
(9/4) Susquehanna 3 Wilkes 0
Susquehanna University swept visiting Wilkes University on Tuesday night, 30-25, 30-23, 30-18 in a non-conference volleyball match. The win improved the Crusaders to 3-2 overall, while the Lady Colonels saw their record fall to 2-3.
Marissa Harrison had seven kills and Kristen Linhart added six kills for Wilkes. LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 19 assists and also contributed 11 digs. Allison Kelleher led the way for the Lady Colonels with 16 digs, while Katherine Harrington came up with 12 digs.
(9/1) Wilkes 3 Mt. St. Mary's (NY) 1
King's 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University volleyball team split a pair of matches for the second straight day to finish in second place at the King’s College Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Colonels moved their overall record to 2-2 and earned the second spot via a tie-breaker after finishing with the same record as both Marywood University and Misericordia University.
Wilkes started the day with a 30-16, 30-24, 28-30, 30-24 win over Mt. St. Mary’s College (NY). Katherine Harrington had 12 kills and nine digs and Marissa Harrison chipped in with 10 kills and five aces for the Lady Colonels. LeeAnn Searfoss handed out 30 assists and had seven aces, while Allison Kelleher came up with 20 digs.
In their final match the Lady Colonels dropped a 30-28, 30-20, 30-23 decision to tournament champion King’s. Kristen Linhart, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, had 11 kills and 12 digs for Wilkes. Kelleher contributed nine kills and Harrison had 20 digs. Searfoss was credited with 25 assists and 16 digs for the Lady Colonels.
(8/31) Wilkes 3 Misericordia 0
Marywood 3 Wilkes 1
The Wilkes University volleyball team opened their 2007 season on Friday by splitting a pair of matches at the King’s College Tournament.
In their opening match of the day the Lady Colonels notched a 30-21, 30-26, 30-28 win over local foe Misericordia University. Kristen Linhart led the Wilkes hitters with 12 kills and seven digs. Marissa Harrison contributed 11 kills and a pair of service aces, while Katherine Harrington had 10 kills, seven digs and three blocks. Wilkes setter Amanda Searfoss handed out 30 assists to go along with six kills and eight digs. Allison Kelleher tied Searfoss for team high honors in digs with eight.
Wilkes dropped a 31-29, 30-26, 23-30, 31-29 decision to Marywood University in their second match of the day. Harrington led the way with 12 kills, seven digs and three blocks for the Lady Colonels. Harrison added nine kills and six digs. Linhart added eight kills and Meaghan Williams had seven kills. Kelleher paced Wilkes in digs with 14, while Searfoss was credited with 36 assists and eight digs.