Saints Top Binghamton in Five, Lose to Texas Tech
Aug. 25, 2012
Siena bounced back from a 3-1 (25-17, 19-25, 25-17 and 25-19) loss to Texas Tech in the morning to defeat America East foe Binghamton in a dramatic five-set match (25-22, 20-25, 25-16, 24-26 and 15-10) Saturday afternoon to finish the Boston College Invitational with an even 2-2 record.
Jacqueline Skeen had 14 kills in the middle to lead Siena in the Binghamton win. Sophomore Rachel Stoklosa enjoyed a fine match on the outside posting 13 kills and 14 digs, and MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Taylor Akana had a double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs.
Sarah Sivertson finished a great weekend at setter with 47 assists and eight digs. She was the lone Saint named to the All-Tournament Team.Lesli Akeo averaged 4.7 digs per set for the Saints on opening weekend, bolstered by 28 in the victory over the Bearcats.
Iva Partaleva led all players with 20 kills for Binghamton.
Akana had a stellar match in the loss to Texas Tech, killing 14 of 36 attacks and adding seven digs. Stoklosa added nine kills and nine digs in the setback.
The Red Raiders won the first set 25-17, but Siena stormed back to tie the match with a 25-19 win in the second. Texas Tech finished things off with 25-17 and 25-19 wins in the third and fourth sets.
Sivertson had 43 assists and nine digs, and Amanda Sawlsville killed seven of her 13 attacks and added 10 digs.
Meghan Stacy led Texas Tech with 14 kills and 16 digs.
Siena returns to action Wednesday night at St. John's.