Oct. 26, 2004
Christie Gustafson had 19 kills, 14 digs and four aces to lead Siena past visiting Providence 3-1 in Loudonville Tuesday night in a regionally televised contest on Time Warner Cable Channel 3. The Saints dominated the three games they won, suffering a minor hiccup in a 32-30 overtime loss in game two.
Siena sprinted to a 30-19 win in game one rallying for eight straight points behind the serving of junior Amy Christensen. Christensen ended the night with eight kills, six digs and a service ace.
The Saints dominated the net all night, holding a 23-7 advantage in blocks. Freshman Jeanine Pesusisch and junior Liz Hobbard combined for 11 of the rejections. Hubbard added 13 kills in just 16 attempts, concluding the match with an astounding .812 attack percentage.
The Friars lone bright spot came in the second game when they built a quick 4-0 lead and held on to eventually win their fourth game points and take the game 32-30. Ayana Cardes led the visitors with 14 kills and 13 digs. Kerry Schultz contributed a match-high five service aces.
After the brief setback, Siena dominated the final two games, winning easy 30-16 and 30-15 decisions. Thirteen of the 30 points in the fourth game were won while Hubbard was serving.
The Saints were also much more efficient than they had been during their four-match losing streak entering the night. The team connected at a 29% clip on its attacks and tallied just nine service errors against 10 aces.
Siena will look to ride the momentum into this weekend as they finish their season with six consecutive MAAC matches beginning with Saturday's home match with Iona at 2 p.m.