ALBANY, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's volleyball team concluded a two-match weekend trip to New York by falling at The College of Saint Rose, 3-0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-16), on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play in Nolan Gymnasium.
- Saint Michael's (1-18, 0-11 NE10), Saint Rose (11-16, 4-8 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Sophomore Grace Fornabia (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 9 kills
- Sophomore Abby Gallagher (Kingston, Mass./Silver Lake Regional), 5 kills, 2 aces
- First-year Sarah Scott (Granby, Mass./MacDuffie School), 4 kills, 2 aces, 9 digs
- Senor Allie Statile (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), 4 kills, 1 ace
- Junior Katy Konow (Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial), 11 assists, 4 digs
- First-year London Starley (Sandy, Ore./Sandy), 10 assists
- Senior Tanner Barton (Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls), 12 digs
- Senior Anna Lonczak (Pine Plains, N.Y./Stissing Mountain), 4 digs
- Senior Stevie Schweitzer, 10 kills, 4 aces, 9 digs
- Firsr-year Ele'sia Williams, 7 kills, 3 blocks
- First-year Allison Sellers, 16 assists, 7 digs
- First-year Valeria Jorge, 11 assists
- Senior Tina Ceriello, 15 digs
- Saint Michael's was narrowly trimmed in digs, 44-39.
- Junior Molly Clarke (Barkhamsted, Conn./Northwestern Regional) dropped a kill before Scott had an ace en route to the Purple Knights nabbing a 3-1 lead. A 4-1 counter put the Golden Knights in front before the visitors retook the lead at 7-6 on a host attack error. A 5-0 Saint Rose run was later met by a 5-1 jaunt by Saint Michael's, as Scott had a kill and an ace, and Fornabia's kill brought the visitors within 15-14. The Golden Knights slowly pulled away from there behind a 10-3 run.
- Four straight Schweitzer aces capped a 6-0 run to begin the second set, and a 9-0 stretch soon thereafter made it 15-2. Clarke came through with a kill and Statile with an ace for the next two points, but the visitors never again trailed by fewer than 11 points.
- Saint Rose forged a 9-1 lead in set No. 3 before Saint Michael's remained within six points for much of the rest of the set, including as Fornabia's two kills and Gallagher's pair of aces highlighted a 4-0 run that made it 22-15. Another Fornabia kill had the Purple Knights within 23-16, but Schweitzer's consecutive kills ended the match.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH
- Friday vs. Adelphi University, 7 p.m.
- The Panthers qualified for 11 of the past 12 NCAA Tournaments.
- Saint Michael's kicks off Senior Weekend by hosting Parents Night.