QUEENS, N.Y. -
The Providence College volleyball team fell to BIG EAST foe St. John’s in straight sets, 3-0 (21-25, 19-25, 16-25), on Friday, Sept. 29 in Queens, N.Y. The Friars dropped to 13-5 overall and 2-1 in the BIG EAST. The Red Storm improved to 9-9 (1-2 BIG EAST).
SET ONE HIGHLIGHTS:
- Addison Root recorded three kills on four attacking opportunities
- Jenae Alderson also recorded three kills for the Friars on eight total attacks.
- The set was tied 3-3 before St. John’s took the momentum and gained a 12-6 advantage.
- Providence battled back to get within one point on two occasions (13-12 and 19-18), but the Red Storm prevailed 25-21 to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
SET TWO HIGHLIGHTS:
- Root led the Friars in kills during the second set, with four.
- Cayla Veverka, who returned to the court for the first timeafter sitting out with injury, added three kills on six attempts.
- The set was tied, 10-10, but St. John’s reeled off three-straight points to get some separation.
- Providence got itself within three (22-19), but St. John’s closed the set with three-consecutive points.
SET THREE HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Friars were within striking distance, trailing by just one points (10-9).
- St. John’s closed the set with a 15-7 scoring advantage.
- Root led Providence with seven kills in the third set, while Veverka notched three kills on four attempts.
- Root led the Friars overall with 14 kills.
- Veverka was second on the team in kills during her return to the floor.
- Lindsey Schaible hit a team-high .400 (3-5).
- Allison Barber totaled 30 set assists, while McKenzie Lydon and Chicyia Clark posted 11 and 10 digs, respectively.
The Friars travel to South Orange, N.J. to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, Sept. 30. The match against the Pirates is set to start at 7:00 p.m. -GO FRIARS!-
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