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Women's Volleyball Splits at Goshen

Photo Courtesy of Laura Harvey
Photo Courtesy of Laura Harvey

GOSHEN, Ind. -- The Siena Heights women's volleyball team lost one and won one match at the Goshen (Ind.) tri-match on Saturday. The Saints fell to the Maple Leafs in five sets in the first match of the day. Siena finished the day with a 3-1 win over Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB). Carrigan Gray (Bowling Green, Ohio) led the Saints with 62 assists on the day.

THE BASICS

Final Scores: Goshen 3, SHU 2 (18-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-17, 15-10) | SHU 3, IUSB 1 (15-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21)

Location: Goshen, Indiana (Gunden Gym)

Record: Siena Heights (5-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game One: Goshen 3, SHU 2

Siena pulled away from Goshen in the opening set of the match with a 25-18 decision to take a 1-0 lead. The Maple Leafs bounced back to win game two and tie the score at one game each. The Saints regained the lead with a 25-19 game three win.

Goshen forced a decisive fifth set with a 25-17 win in game four before pulling out a 15-10 game five victory to take the match. 

Game Two: SHU 3, IUSB 

IUSB took the 1-0 lead after a 10-point win in game one. SHU rallied to tie the game after a 25-19 set two decision. The Saints put the Titans on the ropes after pulling out a win in game three before closing out the match with a 25-21 win in the fourth game to earn the victory.

TOP SAINTS

Ashleigh Shay (Brooklyn, Mich.) led the Saints attack with nine kills in the first match and 11 kills in the second for a 20 kill day. She also tallied a match-high seven block assists against the Titans.

• Gray added six kills in both matches for a total of 12 on the day along with 15 digs to go along with her assist totals.

Bianca Negron (Adrian, Mich.) led the SHU defense with 35 digs for the whole day.

THE OPPOSITION

• Hallie Vanitvelt led Goshen with 15 kills; Sarah Allison had a triple-double to lead the Titans with 18 kills, 11 assists, and 12 digs.

• Ally Roehr paced the Maple Leaf offense with 18 assists.

• Jennifer Ritchie had 15 digs for Goshen; Samantha Hockstra led IUSB with 19 digs.

UP NEXT

The Saints travel to face Michigan-Dearborn on Wednesday, September 12. The match is set to begin at 7:00 p.m., EDT.