Saints Roll Past Crosstown Rival Adrian

Saints Roll Past Crosstown Rival Adrian

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's volleyball team defeated crosstown rival Adrian College in straight sets at the SHU Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Carrigan Gray (Bowling Green, Ohio) recorded a double-double with 28 assists and 12 digs in the win.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Siena Heights 3, Adrian 0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-22)

Location: Adrian, Michigan (SHU Fieldhouse)

Records: Siena Heights (5-12), Adrian (4-10)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Saints used a 5-0 run to take command of set one, 8-4, before building a nine-point lead (14-5). Siena hit for a match-high .310 in set one to win 25-16 and take the 1-0 lead.

Adrian scored the first three points of set two before holding a 5-2 lead. The Saints would rally back to tie things up at six, seven, and eight all before taking a two-point lead and building it to six points (19-13). After spotting the Bulldogs two points, SHU rattled off six straight to take the game 25-16 and a 2-0 lead.

Set three was tied at for before Siena built a 13-8 lead and growing it to a 20-12 advantage. Adrian continued to fight and tallied seven consecutive points to pull within a point (20-19) before eventually tying the score at 22, but the Saints ended the match with three straight points to take the 3-0 win.

TOP SAINTS

• Gray added six kills and a block to her team-leading stat line.

Janel Ruhlman (North Branch, Mich.) and Victoria Nerkowski (Mason, Mich.) led Siena with seven kills. Ruhlman also contributed two digs and a block while Nerkowski led the team with four blocks.

Karsyn Wolf (Temperance, Mich.) finished with eight digs and three assists to help the winning effort.

Eriona Chambers (Flint, Mich.) added six kills and two blocks to the cause.

THE OPPOSITION

• Korbyn Koerner led the Bulldogs with 12 kills.

• Liz Susitko paced the Adrian attack with 25 assists.

• Alex Tobler had a match-high 14 digs to lead the defense.

UP NEXT

The Saints host Madonna on Wednesday, October 16 in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) matchup beginning at 7:30 p.m., EST.