Mountain Hawks fall to Lafayette 3-0
Posted: October 6, 2006
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A late third game rally could not help the Mountain Hawks on Friday night as rival Lafayette swept Lehigh 3-0 at the Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall in Lehigh’s final home league game until November. Game scores were 30-22, 30-19 and 30-27. With the loss, Lehigh drops to 0-18 overall and 0-5 in the Patriot League. Meanwhile, Lafayette improves to 11-5 overall and 4-1 in league play.
“We can not come into a match and decide not to play,” said head coach Amanda Moran. “We can not come out and expect to win on late rallies. Until we come into a match, ready to play 100 percent, we can not get over the hump.”
The Mountain Hawks had to come back from early deficits in each game. With the Leopards just one point away from winning the match, the Mountain Hawks rallied from behind, notching six points to bring the score to 29-27. However, Lafayette got the final point it needed when Veronica Canto-Ponce recorded the match’s final kill.
Senior Michelle Schwendenmann recorded a match-high 16 kills and had team-highs in hitting percentage (.448) and digs (7). Freshman Sarah Wolfe put up 31 assists, while classmate Mo McReynolds notched three service aces.
Canto-Ponce was the only player to reach double-digits in dig totals as she recorded a match-high 10. Canto-Ponce also recorded a team-high nine kills. Megan Carter had a match-high of 32 assists.
The Mountain Hawks will play in their final home match of October on Wednesday when the Villanova Wildcats visit the Leeman-Turner Arena. Match time is set for 7:00 pm. The match will be broadcast live on lehighsports.com with audio and video streaming provided by Yahoo! Sports as well as broadcast at 10:00 pm on Wednesday night on Service Electric 2 Sports.