LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Reigning MAAC Champions Fairfield swept Siena 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-20) to remain undefeated in league play this season. The Stags have won eight of the last 10 matchups.
Senior outside hitter Megan Theiller notched a match-high 10 kills and added nine digs for Fairfield (14-6, 9-0 MAAC). Taylor Rudeen recorded 15 digs for the Stags.
Siena started the first set off down 2-0, but came right into the set and trailed 7-6. Behind the serving of Manuela Nicolini the Stags went on a 4-0 run to take an 11-6 advantage in the frame. The Saints continued to battle and after trailing 14-11, Fairfield used three kills and two Siena attack error to take a 19-11 lead. Siena could not stop the Stags as Fairfield would continue on and take the first set 25-14.
The conference foes battled to begin the second set. In the frame, there would be seven ties and three lead changes. Siena led 11-9 in the frame before the Stags went on a 4-0 run to take the 13-11 lead, a lead they would never relinquish. Siena made an effort and trailed 14-13, but Fairfield would go on a 6-0 run to lead 19-13. Antonija Ivanovic stepped behind the line and pushed the Saints to trail 17-24. Siena would get two more points, but fall to Fairfield 25-19 in the second set.
Down 2-0 in the match, the Saints came into the third set looking to take down the reigning MAAC Champions. Fairfield and Siena would exchange points back and forth and would be tied 11-11 before the Stags took a 17-12 lead behind the serving of Skyler Day. Siena did not give up and went on a 4-0 run to cut the deficit 20-17. Day would close out the match with the final two kills to keep Fairfield undefeated in league play.
Siena will head to Poughkeepsie on Friday, October 20 to take on MAAC rival Marist. First serve is set for 7 p.m.