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Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Loss to Cornerstone

Photo Courtesy of Cornerstone Athletics
Photo Courtesy of Cornerstone Athletics

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's volleyball team fell to Cornerstone 3-1 on Saturday in the SHU Fieldhouse. The loss drops the Saints to 7-11 in conference play with two games left in the regular season. Aline Marinelo led the Saints with 12 kills in the losing effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Cornerstone 3, Siena Heights 1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20)

Location: Adrian, Mich. (SHU Fieldhouse)

Records: Cornerstone (14-16, 11-8), Siena Heights (10-15, 7-11)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Saint offense sputtered a bit in the first set as the team finished with only seven kills and nine errors for a -.059 team attack percentage in a 25-15 loss. 

The second set went better for Siena as the team held off a Golden Eagle rally to snag set two with a 25-23 decision.

The Saints dropped an early 8-3 lead to trail 11-10 to Cornerstone in the third. The score remained close all the way up to a 20-20 deadlock before the Golden Eagles scored five of the next seven points for the 25-22 win and a 2-1 lead.

Cornerstone jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the fourth, but the Saints battled back to tie things up 13. The Golden Eagles built another lead, this time a 23-18 advantage before ending the match with a 25-20 victory in the fourth.

TOP SAINTS

• Marinelo finished the match with a hitting percentage of .346. She also added two blocks and a dig to her stat line.

Victoria Nerkowski tallied five blocks and six kills.

Carrigan Gray totaled a double-double with 24 assists and 11 digs.

Anna Tartarian led the Saints with 23 digs.

THE OPPOSITION

• Jackie Stanko had a match-high 22 kills.

• Kayla Clark finished with 56 assists and 10 digs.

• Bailey Cummings registered 17 digs.

UP NEXT

The Saints will host UNOH in the team's final home match of the 2019 season on Wednesday, November 6. The first serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., EST.