Seton Hall loses final game of the Seton Hall Classic, 3-1, to NortheasternDate: September 7, 2019
By: Connor Hester
The Seton Hall Pirates (1-5) hosted the Northeastern Huskies (3-2) tonight at the Walsh Gymnasium to wrap up the Seton Hall Volleyball Classic. The Huskies won the match 25-17, 24-26, 25-12, 25-17.
Coming in the first set, the Pirates and Huskies went back and forth before Northeastern took control and ran away to win the set 25-17. Reagan Hopp paced the Pirates attack in the set with four kills.
The second set was also a back and forth battle, coming down to the wire as the Pirates took the set 26-24, on their third set point. Haylee Gasser led the Pirates with nine kills in the set, pacing her for a career night with 17 kills and 11 digs.
“She did a great job tonight…if we can have that combination of good leadership from the upperclassmen to help lead the freshmen and get better our error rate will go down,” said head coach Allison Yaeger.
Northeastern took an early lead and never looked back in the third set. They started the set on a 10-4 run and closed it on a 8-0 run. The fourth set was a back and forth affair with Northeastern struggling to pull away until a 7-3 run gave them a 24-14 lead.
Northeastern had three players with double-digit kills. Freshman Erica Stauton and sophomore Brianna Daphnis led the Huskies with 15 kills each, and freshman Evelyn Gonzales added 12 of her own.
Junior Amanda Rochwall added 10 kills and hit 35.7% for the Pirates. Seton Hall head coach, Yaeger, said that the big benefits of a tournament like the Seton Hall Classic is that it gives a young team like the Pirates lots of reps early in the season to build upon later in the year. The Pirates return to the court Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. when they welcome the Iona Gaels (0-6) to the Walsh Gymnasium.
Connor Hester can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.