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Women’s Volleyball Celebrates Home Opener Tuesday Night vs. Franklin Pierce

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After playing its first 11 matches away from campus to begin the season, the Merrimack College women's volleyball program will begin its home slate on Tuesday evening when the Warriors welcome Franklin Pierce University to campus for a 7 p.m. Northeast-10 Conference tilt. Last Time Out:

  • The Warriors played their NE10 opener on Saturday afternoon at Stonehill College, dropping a three-set tilt to the Skyhawks

  • Junior Catherine Flaherty posted a team-best five kills on 21 attacks, and only committed with two errors for a .143 hitting percentage

  • Senior Amanda Cain continued to lead Merrimack's defensive efforts from the libero position, registering nine digs over three sets

Mack Facts:

  • With an average of 2.35 kills per set and 80 total kills, Flaherty continues to pace Merrimack's attack. Senior Sofia Basauri ranks second with 66 kills on a .202 hitting percentage, while freshman Sophie Meyers has notched a team-leading .274 hitting percentage

  • Junior setter Rosie Sperduto has totaled 226 assists for an average of 6.65 per frame to lead the unit. The Brentwood, Tenn. native's 102 digs also rank second on the squad

  • Cain's 118 digs and 3.47 average through 11 matches continues to be on pace for a career-best. The senior now boasts over 500 career digs during her Merrimack career

  • In the blocking department, Meyers holds a commanding team lead with 0.74 rejections per set, which ranks 11th in the NE10

Inside the Series:

  • Merrimack aims to snap a three-match losing streak to Franklin Pierce on Tuesday

  • Over the programs' last 22 matches since 2004, Merrimack owns a slight 12-10 advantage

  • The Warriors' last triumph came in 3-0 fashion in the 2014 year

Meet the Opposition:

Merrimack (2-9, 0-1 NE10)CategoryFranklin Pierce (4-13, 0-1 NE10)

9.50Kills Per Set9.40

8.60Assists Per Set8.66

14.20Digs Per Set14.22

Catherine Flaherty (80)Kills LeaderCierra Dolan (133)

Rosie Sperduto (226)Assists LeaderMary Pease (259)

Amanda Cain (118)Digs LeaderMarisa Lamb (235)

Sophie Meyers (25.0)Blocks LeaderBrenna Mineweaser (29.0)

Sperduto (10)Service Aces LeaderJocelyn Moody (20)

Up Next: Merrimack continues its five-match homestand on Thursday night at 7 p.m. against Southern New Hampshire.

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