Volleyball Concludes Road Schedule Before Home Stretch
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Marist Volleyball team will visit Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) foe Quinnipiac tomorrow. The match is set to begin at 7p.m.
Last Time Out: Last weekend, Marist split a pair of away games, falling to Iona 1-3 (19-25, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25) on Saturday and sweeping Manhattan in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 26-24) victory.
Versus Iona, Sophomore Courtney Shaw (Centennial, Co.) led Marist in kills with 11, followed closely by sophomore Kelsey Lahey (Bowling Green, Ohio), who had 10. Shaw also had one assist and five block assists, and Lahey had one block assist. Senior Audra Brady (Allentown, Pa.) contributed 37 assists for the Red Foxes, as well as three block assists and four kills. Junior Marisa Gilbert (Pflugerville, Texas) totaled seven kills, one assist, and six block assists, and junior Becca Jones (Arlington, Va.) had eight kills, one assist and one block assist. Junior Mackenzie Stephens (Holland, Mich.) had eight kills and four block assists, and both Junior Brooke Zywick (Garden City, Mich.) and Freshman Lexi Millington (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) each had two assists.
Versus Manhattan, Stephens led the team offensively with 13 kills and three blocking assists. While Shaw had six kills and Lahey had seven. Gilbert had four kills and five blocking assists. Brady has 31 assists along with four kills and one service ace. Zywick had a team high 16 digs while Millington had eight digs along with three service aces.
Marist in the MAAC: The Red Foxes are now fourth in the MAAC with an 8-4 record in the MAAC, and 14-8 overall. Marist finds itself in first place within the conference in assists, averaging 12.62 per set.
The team also finds itself toward the top of the list claiming second in the conference in kills (13.38 per set), in service aces (1.69 per set), and in digs (16.49 per set). The Red Foxes are third in opponent hitting percentage (.160), fourth in hitting percentage (.201), and seventh in blocks (2.88 per set).
Individually, several Red Foxes are also atop multiple statistical categories. Stephens places third in the conference for hitting percentage (.314), fourth in kills (3.13 per set) and points (165), and ninth in blocks (.96 per set). Millington leads the conference in service aces, totaling 25 and averaging .56 per set, as Jones comes in tying for seventh averaging .31 per set.
Brady claims second in assists with 489, averaging 10.87 per set, while Zywick takes second in the MAAC for digs, averaging 4.82 per set, and 217 this season.
Lahey and Shaw are tied for sixth place in the MAAC for kills, each averaging 2.89 per set. Shaw is also sixth in points, claiming 148.5.
Scouting Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac enters the match 4-20 overall, 2-9 in the conference. The Bobcats are on a seven-game losing streak as of recent. The team is averaging 9.26 kills per set, a .088 hitting percentage, 8.71 assists per set, 2.10 blocks per set, and 12.13 digs per set. Allison Leigh (165), Jamie Paolucci (137), Katie Urycki (118), and Chandler Thornton (106) lead the Bobcats offensively with over 100 kills so far this season. Leigh is also averaging 1.24 blocks and 2.86 points per set while Emma Ogden claims 152 digs (1.83 per set) this season.