Watkins Becomes Career Assist Leader in Volleyball Loss to Syracuse

Oct. 17, 2001

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Senior Sarah Watkins (Canastota, N.Y./Canastota) could have picked a better day to become the all-time career assist leader in the storied history of Siena volleyball. The 5-9 senior setter notched her 2,742 assist in the middle of the first game Wednesday evening, surpassing former Siena standout and current assistant coach, Jess Ladieu '98. On the court, Syracuse coasted to a 30-23, 30-12 and 30-24 three-game win.

Laura Koster led the Orangewomen with 12 kills and shared the team-high with 11 digs. That was all the offense Syracuse would need as the Saints played their least effective volleyball of the season.

As a team, Siena registered a -.049 hitting percentage, tallying 30 errors and only 24 kills in 123 total attempts. By contrast, Syracuse posted 44 kills and just 16 errors in only 111 total hitting attempts.

Setter Noreen Carroll paced the Orangewomen's economical attack with 34 nicely timed assists.

Kerry Pease killed three of her eight attempts for the homestanding Saints, who welcome a return to conference competition with Canisius on Saturday afternoon in Loudonville.

Syracuse (10-9) 30 30 30
Siena (13-6) 23 12 24