Pace Bests Franklin Pierce, 3-1

RINDGE, N.H. (Sept. 26, 2003) – The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team fell to Pace University, 3-1, in Northeast-10 Conference volleyball action at the Franklin Pierce Fieldhouse this evening.

Andrea Cotoranu (Baia Mare, Romania/Eminescu) led the Setters with 21 kills while sophomore Stephanie Matuza Centereach, N.Y./Ward Melville ) aided the attack with 51 assists and four service aces. Freshman Nicole Nixon (Rahway, N.J./Rahway) contributed 21 digs in the win.

Freshman Christina Collett (Tombstone, Ariz/Tombstone) led the Ravens with 14 kills and Bethany Findley (Clinton, Conn./Morgan School) posted 34 assists. Michelle McConnell (Elora, Ontario/Centre Wellington) registered five service aces and 12 kills despite the loss.

Franklin Pierce (6-5, 2-4 NE-10) returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Green Mountain College for a match at 6:30 p.m. Pace (7-5, 3-2 NE-10) next faces UMass Lowell tomorrow at 1 p.m.