Junior Leah Turner posted team-high 19 kills, a .326 hitting percentage and a total of 10 digs to help the Mountain Hawks prevail against the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts on Saturday.
Lehigh started slow in the first set and fell to Holy Cross, but then traded wins until the fifth set of action. Holy Cross did not go down without a fight. However, Turner and the Mountain Hawks claimed the 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 15-10) victory.
The match was not only a team success, but individuals had their personal best statistical performances. Along with Turner, junior Amy Matula had a career-high 59 assists, Ana Vrhel had career-high 17 kills and sophomore Mariah Brantley tied her career-high with 29 digs.
With yet another Patriot League win, Lehigh (16-9, 9-2) continues to sustain their dominance over opponents. Lehigh has now won four consecutive matches.
Lehigh comes home for the next three matches, which is where it has played its strongest throughout the season. The Mountain Hawks record at Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall is 7-1 this season.
Lehigh will continue their Patriot League play against Loyola on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.