RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Hanna Stoiberg (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) had 14 kills, 29 assists and 7 total blocks, but Manhattan came back to defeat the Marist volleyball team 3-2 (25-20, 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 10-15) Sunday afternoon in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match at Manhattan's Draddy Gymnasium.
Joanna Foss (Northville, Mich.) had a team-high 19 kills and 11 digs and Grace Hill (Portage, Mich.) had 11 kills and a match-high 24 digs. Kayla Burton (Kissimmee, Fla.) also had seven total blocks and Marisa Gilbert (Pflugerville, Texas) had four. Brooke Zywick (Garden City, Mich.) contributed 15 digs and Audra Brady (Allentown, Pa.) added 23 assists.
With the score tied at three in the first set, the Red Foxes (8-11 overall, 5-4 MAAC) went on a 5-0 run to take an 8-3 lead. Burton and Stoiberg each had a kill in the streak and combined for a block. The teams played back and forth for several points and Manhattan (12-9 overall, 5-4 MAAC) eventually closed within three points at 16-13, but the Red Foxes responded with another 5-0 run to take a comfortable lead at 21-13. In the run, Stoiberg had two kills and Gilbert had one and teamed up with Hill for a block. After multiple side-outs, a kill by Foss closed out the set 25-20. Marist held the Jaspers to just a .056 hitting percentage while hitting at a .220 clip themselves. Stoiberg led all players with six kills and the Red Foxes had four team blocks.
The second set began as a deadlock Burton solo block kick-started a 5-1 run that gave the Red Foxes a 17-13 lead. Foss had a kill and Burton and Stoiberg added a block in the run. After a Manhattan timeout, the Jaspers responded out of the break with a 5-2 run cut the lead to 19-18. Back-to-back kills by Gilbert and Foss cushioned the lead for Marist at 21-18. Foss again provided the final margin of 25-21 with a kill after side-outs were traded by each team. Foss had seven kills in the set and the Red Foxes hit .302 as a team. The Red Foxes again had four team blocks.
The Red Foxes could not hold the momentum in the third set however, as Manhattan led from the outset. After a kill by Stoiberg closed the score to 7-5 in favor of the Jaspers, Manhattan went on a 6-2 run to expand their lead. Another kill by Stoiberg and a block by Stoiberg and Gilbert got the Red Foxes within four, but that is as close as they would get the rest of the set. The Jaspers finished the set on a 5-1 run, winning 25-18.
Kills by Harridsleff, Foss, Hill and Gilbert, and a Gena Russo (Rensselaer, N.Y.) service ace helped Marist jump out to a 7-4 lead in the fourth set. Manhattan worked to eventually tie the score at 10 before the two teams played at a deadlock until back-to-back points gave the Jaspers the lead for good at 19-17. Manhattan again closed out the set on a run, scoring the last five points after a block by Foss and Burton to win the frame and extend the match to a fifth and deciding set.
Manhattan controlled the fifth set from the start, taking a commanding 11-3 lead. The Red Foxes cut the deficit to four at 12-8 on a kills by Hill, Leeann Harridsleff (Simi Valley, Calif.) and a service ace by Zywick. Manhattan would not let them get any closer however, closing the match 15-10 on a Alexa Lampasona kill.
Marist remains on the road for a mid-week road match on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Iona. The Red Foxes will return to McCann Arena next weekend with two matches on Oct. 22-23. Saturday's match versus Loyola has been changed to start at 5 p.m. and Sunday's contest against Rider will begin at 2 p.m.