Volleyball Stunned by St. Francis in Five Sets
Sept. 25, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - St. Francis' Naomi Flinders registered a triple-double to go with 12 team blocks by the Terriers, as St. Francis upended the Fordham Rams in five sets at the Rose Hill Gym on Tuesday night. Final set scores were 19-25, 25-19, 27-25, 21-25, and 15-8.
The win was just the second by the Terriers this season, improving to 2-17, while Fordham dropped to 9-12.
The two teams split the first two sets with each earning a 25-19 set win. The momentum shifted in the third set, as Fordham earned set point at 24-20 on a kill by Brianna O'Neil. However, the Terriers held off four set points by the Rams and then posted a service ace to earn their own set point at 25-24. After a kill by Brennan Delsing tied the score at 25, the Terriers got back-to-back kills from Leah Zitting and Jayma Copeland to win the set, 27-25.
Fordham fought its way back in set four, as O'Neil netted five kills and a block, leading the Rams to a 25-21 set win to force a deciding set.
Unfortunately, the fifth set was all St. Francis, as the Terriers hit .368 as a team to wrap up a 15-8 set win and take the match in five sets.
Flinders was the big contributor for St. Francis, tallying 13 kills, 16 assists, and 11 digs, while Slavica Stefanovic had 12 kills and 14 digs.
For Fordham, Lisa Hipp led the way with 16 kills, 14 digs, and three aces, while O'Neil had 14 kills, 10 digs, and three blocks. Delsing also had a double-double with 10 kills and 15 digs, as did Sara Konkel with 38 assists and 15 digs. Defensively, Maria Rodenberg tied a career-high with 25 digs with Krissy Buongiorno having six blocks to go with nine kills.
The Fordham volleyball team will next be in action on Friday, September 28th, when the Rams host the Charlotte 49ers for an Atlantic 10 match, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Rose Hill Gym.