Women’s volleyball shut out by visiting Syracuse

Jordan Baron, sports editor

The Huskies had their short-lived win streak halted Friday evening, as Syracuse University shut them out in three sets.

Northeastern (6-6), could not stop the 2-0 runs that the Orange (2-4) continuously put together in the first set. For every point that the Huskies put on the board, Syracuse upped them with two. The Orange took the lead when the score was 4-3 and stayed in front for the rest of the set. Back-to-back 3-0 runs in the final points of the set secured an Orange victory by a score of 25-19.

The second set started off stronger for Syracuse, who struck the Huskies with a quick 4-0 run to take a 5-2 lead. A 3-0 scoring run by the Huskies brought the set level at 5-5. The lead went back-and-forth for some time, until the Orange put together an even more impressive 5-0 run that put them ahead 17-11. That run doomed the Huskies, and a final 4-0 run by the Orange at the end of the set put NU to bed, as Syracuse ran away with the win by the dominant score of 25-17.

Looking for a sweep, the Orange started the third set off solidly with a 2-0 run. The Huskies were not going down without a fight, and doubled the Syracuse run with their own 4-0 scoring effort to take a 4-2 lead. Some back-and-forth action occurred before the Orange went on a 3-0 run to take a 10-8 lead. The rest of the set was all Syracuse, as they dismantled NU with back-to-back 4-0 and 8-0 runs to take a commanding 24-13 lead. The Orange went on to win the set by a score of 25-15, securing them a match win.

Compared to their last matches, freshman setter Liz Carroll and junior setter Samantha Shupe underperformed, acquiring 13 and 10 assists respectively. Senior middle-blocker Natalie Shollin had an impressive eight kills, and sophomore outside-hitter Brianna Daphnis was one behind Shollin with her own seven kills.

The Huskies have a week of rest before facing William and Mary (4-5) on the road Friday.