Volleyball Falls to Host Marist in Volley in the Valley Tournament Finale
Sept. 2, 2012
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Three Rams finished with over 10 kills each on Sunday, but it wasn't enough as the Rams dropped a 3-1 match to the Marist Red Foxes in the finale of the Volley in the Valley Tournament in Poughkeepsie, New York. Final set scores were 25-19, 25-22, 19-25, and 25-20.
With the loss, Fordham moves to 1-7 on the year, while Marist improved to 4-2 and won the team title.
The first set quickly got away from the Rams, as Marist bolted out to a 15-5 lead en route to a six-point set win. The Red Foxes hit .324 in the set with only four errors.
The second set was tighter as the score was knotted at 21 all, before Marist scored four of the next five points to take a 2-0 set lead. The Red Foxes were again strong in the hitting department, posting a .391 attack percentage.
Fordham then got going in the third set, behind seven kills from Brianna O'Neil, as the Rams posted a 25-19 set win and hit over .300 as a team.
Set four was again tight with the score knotted at 18. A four-point run by Marist gave the Red Foxes the cushion they needed in order to post a 25-20 set win, taking the match in four sets.
For Fordham, both Lisa Hipp and O'Neill were selected to the All-Tournament team. Hipp finished a strong tournament with 12 kills and five digs in the finale, while O'Neil had 11 kills and two blocks. Brennan Delsing also chipped in her first career double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs with Abigail Konovodoff dishing out 31 assists to go with eight digs, three kills, and three blocks.
The Fordham volleyball team will next be in action on Tuesday, September 4th, when the Rams host Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at 7:00 PM in the Rose Hill Gym.