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Saints Drop 3-0 Decision to Aquinas

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Aquinas on Friday night. Anna Tartarian (Monroe, Mich.) led the defensive effort with 11 digs.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Aquinas 3, Siena Heights 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-22)

Location: Adrian, Mich. (SHU Fieldhouse)

Records: Aquinas (14-12, 11-6), Siena Heights (10-14, 7-10)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The home Saints rallied back from a 4-0 lead to tie the score at six in the first set. ! 7-0 run by Aquinas would give the visitors a 13-6 lead and the visiting Saints would never look back to take the opening set 25-16 and pull ahead 1-0. 

Set two stayed close for the first part until Aquinas used a 5-0 run to pull ahead 20-11 before the visitors scored five of the next seven points to take the 2-0 lead. 

The third set saw seven ties before Aquinas was able to build a lead with a 4-0 run to take a 19-15 lead. The host Saints would come close to pulling off a win in the third but fell just short 25-22.

TOP SAINTS

Janel Ruhlman (North Branch, Mich.) led the offensive effort with five kills. She also totaled eight digs.

Carrigan Gray (Bowling Green, Ohio) paced the offense with 10 assists. She finished with four digs, four kills, a service ace, and a block.

Grace Polomcak (Niles, Mich.) had seven digs, four aces, and two blocks in the losing effort.

• Tartarian added a kill and two assists to her 11 digs.

THE OPPOSITION

• Payton Klein led Aquinas with 12 kills.

• Kali Crawford had 37 assists and 13 digs.

• Karly Morris had a match-high 18 digs in the match.

UP NEXT

The Saints will remain at home to host Cornerstone tomorrow (Nov. 2) at 1:00 p.m., EST.