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Hofstra Athletics | September 30, 2017

Hofstra earns statement victory over previously-undefeated Towson

Sophomore Laura Masciullo had 15 kills in Hofstra's upset of previously perfect Towson.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Sophomore Laura Masciullo had 15 kills, freshman Ivania Ortiz added 12 kills, nine digs and four service aces and junior Caylie Denham posted 19 digs to lead the Hofstra Volleyball team to a convincing three-set sweep of previously-undefeated Towson on Friday evening at SECU Arena. 

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Sophomore setter Luisa Sydlik added 36 assists and seven digs for Hofstra, which improved to 10-7 overall and 2-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play with the dominating win. Towson falls to 16-1 and 2-1 in the league. The Pride won by set scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-23. Junior Nanishka Perez added 12 digs for Hofstra. 

The first stanza saw Hofstra use a set-closing 3-0 run to overcome a one-point deficit and take the early lead in the match. The Pride would go into the intermission with a commanding 2-0 lead in the contest as they never trailed in the second set on their way to the easy victory. Hofstra would need a huge run late in the third stanza to put the match away as they trailed 20-16 before closing the stanza with a 9-3 run to capture their sixth win in a sweep this season.

Hofstra continues the short road trip on Sunday when it travels to Delaware for a 1 p.m. match. 


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