Women's Volleyball Opens Weekend Homestand with Loss to Saint Rose

Women's Volleyball Opens Weekend Homestand with Loss to Saint Rose

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team opened a two-match home weekend by falling to The College of Saint Rose, 3-0 (25-9, 25-19, 25-21), on Friday evening in the Ross Sports Center during a Northeast-10 Conference contest.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-12, 0-7 NE10), Saint Rose (12-8, 3-3 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 7 kills, 1 block
  • Junior Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 5 kills
  • First-year Abby Gallagher (Kingston, Mass./Silver Lake Regional), 5 kills
  • Sophomore Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 20 assists, 8 digs, 1 block
  • Junior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 18 digs
  • Junior Anna Lonczak (Pine Plains, N.Y./Stissing Mountain), 5 digs
  • Sophomore Victoria Bradford (Vero Beach, Fla./Saint Edward's School), 5 digs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Shayna Webber, 11 kills, 7 blocks
  • Junior Stevie Schweitzer, 9 kills
  • Senior Sam Kubik, 28 assists, 4 kills, 3 blocks
  • Junior Tina Ceriello, 17 digs

MATCH FACTS

  • Middle match of three-match week, and opener of two-match home weekend.
  • Opener of three-match homestand.

THE ACTION

  • Consecutive Schweitzer kills led to the Golden Knights leading 7-1 in the opening set, but the Purple Knights twice crept within three points and trailed only 11-7 on a Statile kill. Saint Rose scored 14 of the final 16 points.
  • Senior Gabby Ratte's (Kula, Hawaii/Seabury Hall/Colby-Sawyer) kill brought Saint Michael's within 5-4 in the second set before Schweitzer triggered a 7-0 run with two aces. Still down 21-12 after a Kubik ace, the Purple Knights rallied within five points four times down the stretch but came no closer.
  • Set No. 3 featured five ties and a pair of lead swings. After trailing 7-4, the hosts used a 6-0 run on the strength of Bradford's service to pull ahead. The visitors knotted the score at 12 apiece, but Fornabia had three kills in a 5-0 run, and Saint Michael's was still up by five at 18-13. Twelve of the final 15 points went to Saint Rose, which employed a 9-1 run to go from down four to up 24-20.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Saturday vs. Le Moyne College, 1 p.m.