Volleyball Hosts St. Francis in Weeknight Match-Up
Sept. 25, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham volleyball team returns home to the Rose Hill Gym after six matches on the road to take on the St. Francis College Terriers in a non-conference match-up. The Rams look to start off the week right after going 1-2 last week. The Terriers are only 1-17 this season, with the lone win coming against St. Peter's College. This will be the first meeting between the two schools since 1995.
LAST TIME OUT: A year ago, the Fordham Rams set a school record for blocking against the Temple Owls. One year later, a rather accurate hitting night and nine service aces led the Temple Owls to a three-set match sweep of the Fordham Rams at McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Final set scores were 25-20, 25-12, and 25-17.
The Rams could not find the same success offensively, as they did on Friday night against La Salle. The Temple defense was able to hold Fordham's leading hitter Lisa Hip to a -.062 hitting percentage and just five kills, while only one Fordham player, Brennan Delsing reached double figures in kills.
The service game also played a factor, as the Owls posted nine service aces to Fordham's one.
For Fordham, Delsing had a team-high 11 kills to go with eight digs, while Carina Thompson had nine kills and two blocks. Randi Ewing chipped in six kills and four blocks with Sara Konkel dishing out 28 assists, eight digs, and two blocks.
MILESTONES: Recently, three Rams, Lisa Hipp, Maria Rodenberg, and Randi Ewing hit career milestones. Hipp recorded her 500th career kill at La Salle on Friday, while Maria Rodenberg reached 700 career digs in Saturday's match at Temple. Ewing continues to climb the career blocks list, moving into a tie for seventh all-time with Amy Murphy at 271 total blocks.
ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS: During non-conference play, a number of Rams' received All-Tournament honors from various tournaments. Below is a list of this year's award winners:
Lisa Hipp - B.C. Invitational, Volley in the Valley
WHO'S NEXT: The Fordham volleyball team will next be in action at home on Friday, September 28th, when the Rams host the Charlotte 49ers, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Rose Hill Gym.