Oct. 12, 2013
Meghann Wright had a match-high 14 kills in just 21 attacks, and Rachel Stoklosa finished eight of her 11 swings in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-19 and 26-24) sweep of Saint Peter's Saturday in Jersey City. The Saints hit .350 for the match and won for the seventh time in eight conference competitions this fall.
Siena (8-10, 7-1) stormed out to a 6-1 lead in the first set behind Wright and Stoklosa's service and never looked back in a dominant 25-13 win. Saints Peter's (3-18, 1-7) hung tough in the second set, and trailed just 21-19 before libero Bobbi Lin Kalama served the Saints to the final four points and a 2-0 lead at intermission.
In the decisive third set, Siena mounted an improbable rally after trailing 24-18 behind Taylor Akana's serve. The Saints ended the match on an 8-0 run to stun the Peacocks 26-24 in the third set and claim the match.
In addition to Wright and Stoklosa, Jacqueline Skeen killed eight of her 13 attacks in the middle and reserve Anita Jackson played well, finishing four of her seven swings.
Meredith Przybocki had seven kills and hit .417 to pace Saint Peter's attack. The Peacocks out-blocked the Saints 4-3, but managed just 19 digs on the match. Kalama ran her streak of match-high digs to seven consecutive matches.
Siena looks for its second 3-0 MAAC week of the season when it travels to face upstart Rider Sunday at 1 p.m.