Saints split on Day 1 of volleyball in Skidmore Classic
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 11:10 pm

The St. Lawrence University volleyball team split on the first day of the Skidmore Classic, defeating Cazenovia College 3-0 but falling to St. Michael's College 3-0.

The Saints move to 17 - 8 on the season.

"We took care of business against Cazenovia and had moments of opportunity against St. Michael's that we failed to take advantage of," said Coach Roiger. "Our serve receiving became a problem later in the match and the Knights are too good of a team to be able to get away with that."

In the first match of the night, the Saints defeated the Cazenovia College Wildcats for the second time this season (25-13, 25-21, 25-14). The Saints were led by junior co-captain Nyasha Miller with 12 kills and five digs. Junior Marta Johann and senior Lauren Drozynski had errorless play in the middle for the Scarlet and Brown offense. Both hitters had seven kills apiece, hitting for .500 and .467, respectively.

First-year student Katie Prue finished with eight digs and six service aces against the Wildcats.

The Saints held some big leads against the Purple Knights but let them slip away due to unforced errors, falling in three straight sets (23-25, 21-25, 23-25).

Junior Liz Grogan had 13 kills for the Saints, while senior co-captain Abby Rose finished with 30 assists. Junior defensive specialist Katherine Pierce, along with Miller led the Saints defense with 18 and 17 digs, respectively.

The Saints will battle Hunter College in the second day of the Skidmore Class tomorrow at 12:00pm.