Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Volleyball team dropped a three-set decision to Seton Hall on Tuesday evening at Walsh Gymnasium.
Set scores were 28-26, 25-16 and 25-23 in favor of Seton Hall.
Hofstra entered the contest having won two straight matches and five of their last six contests but fell to 12-7 overall with the defeat, while Seton Hall improved to 6-9 with the win.
Junior right side Nuria Lopes da Silva posted 10 kills and a .421 hitting percentage for the Pride, while also adding three digs and two blocks. Junior outside hitter Kelsie Wills was the only other Hofstra player in double figures as she totaled a match-high 11 kills in the contest, while also chipping in with seven digs, three service aces and two blocks.
Hofstra was never able to get on track offensively as the Pride hit at just a .047 clip, totaling 37 kills on 127 attempts with 31 errors.
The first and third sets were the closest of the contest as both were decided by only two points. Hofstra had a couple set points in the opening stanza, including at 26-25, before the Pirates battled back and scored the final three points to capture the early advantage in the match.
After a dominating win in the second set, Seton Hall broke a late 23-all tie in the third stanza with back-to-back kills from Stacey Manthorpe to win the match in straight sets.
Freshman libero Sophia Black had a match-high 14 digs for Hofstra, while sophomore setter Kaitlyn Krause had a double-double with 20 assists and 11 digs. Junior outside hitter Emily Burke had four blocks and five kills for the Pride.
Amanda Hansen had eight kills and five blocks for Seton Hall, while Manthorpe posted 24 assists, 11 digs, seven kills and four blocks.
Hofstra returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Northeastern for a 4 p.m. match.