Nov. 5, 2017
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Volleyball wins in dramatic fashion over Canisius. Saints three seniors put up big performances to help the Saints take their final victory in the ARC winning in four sets 3-1 (26-24, 13-25, 25-21, 25-18) after having lost to the Griffs earlier this season in three sets.
Siena would try overcome a large marginal deficit in the first set which got as large as 14 points at one time. Saints sparked a comeback once senior middle blocker Samantha Pethokoukis made a kill to make it 10-17. Saints would fight their way back to take the first set victory 26-24.
Griffs started off the second set dominant, taking the quick lead 0-3. Saints would try to overcome a large marginal deficit but Canisius wouldn't allow a comeback in this set, taking it 13-25 causing both teams to head into intermission tied at one.
At the start of the third set, both teams would go back and forth with taking control of the lead. The Saints would trail at one point 3-7 until junior right side hitter Antonija Ivanovic would get the kill on a long play allowing the Saints to fight back to take the lead eventually 13-12 with a kill from Pethokoukis. Pethokoukis would finish off the set with a kill to allow the Saints to take the comeback win 25-21 leading 2-1 in sets won.
In the fourth set both teams would come out swinging trying to force a fifth set or take the win in four. Both teams would be tied at four until senior middle blocker Karli Rodriguez would get a kill that would allow the Saints to claim the lead.
Siena would lead 9-5 until Canisius would ignite a small chance for a comeback as both teams would become tied at 13. Junior outside hitter Katarina Nicic would get a kill for the Saints that would ultimately allow Siena to run away with the fourth set victory. Freshman outside hitter Dakota Jackson would get the final kill to help the Saints win the fourth set 25-18 and take match 3-1.
Siena will hit the road this week as they travel to Fairfield, Connecticut on Wednesday, November 8th to take on Fairfield at 7 p.m.