Niagara Rallies For Five-Game Volleyball Win Over Siena

Nov. 1, 2003

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Christie Gustafson and Lauren Weber led Siena (5-19/2-6 MAAC) with 25 and 24 kills respectively but it wasn't enough to offset visiting Niagara (7-18/3-3 MAAC), which rallied for a 3-2 in a MAAC volleyball match in Loudonville Saturday afternoon. Michelle LeSouder led the Purple Eagles with 24 kills.

Siena raced to an early 2-0 lead in the match winning the first game 32-30 and the second 30-27. In game three the Purple Eagles sprinted to a 7-0 lead off the serving of Valerie Arnone. The Saints were able to battle back to pull within a single point at 18-17. Niagara controlled the action from then on, cruising to a 30-21 victory.

Game four was a back and fourth contest late into the game before Jennifer Hansford served seven straight points and the Purple Eagles went on to win 30-26. Niagara took a 9-4 lead in the decisive fifth game before the Saints battled back. Thanks to the play of setter Katie Borrett, Siena was able to take a brief lead at 14-13 before Niagara scored the last three points of the game to win 16-14 and take the match.

The Saints were led by Christie Gustafson's match high 25 kills to go along with 8 digs. Lauren Weber (24 kills, 19 digs) and Katie Borrett (55 assists, 15 digs) also had strong performances for the Saints.

Stacy Koslosky added 16 kills in a winning effort for the Purple Eagles. Erin Graham chipped in 15 kills and 10 digs and Micole Daluisio added 23 digs.

Siena returns to action Sunday afternoon as they close out the home portion of their schedule against Canisius College.