Saints Drop Matches to Cleveland State and North Carolina State on Final Day of Competition
Aug. 30, 2003
After capturing a decisive 30-23 victory in the first game of their second match of the day against ACC power North Carolina State, the Saints saw their visions of a monumental upset fade away as they dropped the final three games 30-18, 30-25 and 30-21, falling to 0-3 in the two-day University at Buffalo Tournament. Cleveland State defeated Siena in straight games to open the day.
Siena's Lauren Weber led the way offensively in the nightcap, registering 17 kills in just 36 attempts. Freshman Christie Gustafson added 10 kills to cap off a fine weekend in her first collegiate action and classmate Katie Borrett chipped in 11 digs and 39 assists in a losing effort. Sophomores Amy Christensen and Christa Glenn each hit the ball efficiently as well in the final game combining for 11 kills in 28 attacks.
The Wolfpack was led by Julia Reis' 19 kills and 10 digs as well as the marksmanship of setter Crystal Shannon who amassed 59 assists on just 67 finishes.
In the opener, Cleveland State earned a 3-0 victory despite being threatened in a narrow 30-28 game two victory. Gustafson and Weber again paced the Saints with seven kills a piece, while junior Dianan Weirzba efficiently killed two of her four attacks. Danielle Siefker led six Cleveland State players with at least four kills in the one hour and twenty minute victory.
The Saints return to action this Tuesday in the friendly confines of the Alumni Recreation Center against cross-town rival UAlbany at 7 p.m.