Collier Named to Osprey Classic All-Tournament Team

Collier Named to Osprey Classic All-Tournament Team

GALLOWAY, N.J. – Catholic University women's volleyball freshman Mackenzie Collier was named to the all-tournament team at the Osprey Classic as the Cardinals dropped two matches to Springfield and host Stockton at The Sports Center.

Catholic (12-6) finished the weekend 1-3 with a win over FDU-Florham on Friday and five-set loss to Stockton after winning the first two.

Collier totaled 44 kills in four matches, an average of 3.14 per set, while adding 50 digs for an average of 3.57 per set. On Saturday, she totaled eight kills and nine digs versus Springfield before adding a career-high 20 kills and 12 digs against Stockton, her sixth double double this season.

The Cardinals were limited to a .048 hitting percentage against the Pride (11-2), committing 15 errors and totaling just 20 kills in 104 attempts.

Sophomore Patricia Martinez had six kills and five digs while sophomore Kate Murphy had three kills and a team-high 14 digs. Freshman Caroline Kelly added 12 digs.

Against Stockton (12-4), Collier and Martinez combined for 42 of the team's 56 kills while both posted double doubles. Martinez surpassed 20 kills for the third time this season as she had 22 to go along with 10 digs.

Collier and Martinez totaled 26 kills over the first two sets as Catholic took a 2-0 lead. Collier had nine in the first set and Martinez had nine in the second. Kelly also added 13 digs in the first set en route to finishing the match with 26.

However, the Cardinals had just 27 kills as a team over the final three sets while posting a .109 hitting percentage with 17 errors as the Ospreys rallied for a five-set victory.

Sophomore Joya Libbus finished with six kills while freshman Kaitlyn McDonough added five. Murphy had 12 digs and sophomore Maria Gonzalez had 46 assists.

Catholic has seven days before returning to action next Saturday, Sept. 29 in a Landmark Conference tri-match at Susquehanna against the River Hawks and Moravian.