POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist volleyball team looks to extend their three-match winning streak this Saturday as they host Siena in a 2 p.m. Senior Day contest. Prior to the match, the Red Foxes will celebrate their two seniors, Hanna Stoiberg (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and Katie Estes (Saugus, Calif.), as the duo will be playing their final match in McCann Arena.
Last Time Out
Marist won all three of their home matches last week as they try to end the season on a winning not. After dominating Iona and Saint Peter's in three set victories, the Red Foxes had a thrilling comeback win over Manhattan on Sunday. Marist rallied from a 2-0 hole to defend their home court and defeat the Jaspers 3-2 (18-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-12). Estes led the comeback with a season-high 17 kills. Mackenzie Stephens (Holland, Mich.) was also an offensive leader with 15 kills and seven blocks. Becca Jones (Arlington, Va.) had nine kills and was one of three players in double digits with 11 digs. Brooke Zywick (Garden City, Mich.) finished with a match-high 23 digs while Audra Brady (Allentown, Pa.) had a double-double with 52 assists and 13 digs to go along with five blocks.
The Saints enter this weekend's matchup having won their last two matches. They have an overall record of 17-10 and have a 11-4 record versus MAAC opponents. Saturday is the second time Marist will play the Saints and look to avenge their heartbreaking 3-2 defeat. The first matchup between these teams was a hard fought contest where Siena ended up with 11 more kills (65 to 54) then Marist. Siena is led offensively by Taylor Akana with 371 kills and Rachel Stoklosa has 296 kills. As a team, Siena averages an aggressive 13.62 kills per set, 12.55 assist per set, and 16.54 digs per set.
Marist in the MAAC/NCAA
Marist is second in the MAAC in blocks with 1.94 blocks per set led by Stephens who is atop the MAAC leader board with 1.14 blocks per set. Stoiberg is tied for second in the MAAC with .39 service aces per set which is also good for 42nd in the country.