Nov. 19, 2010
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - Siena's disappointing volleyball season came to an end Friday. The Saints were beat in five sets (25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25 and 15-11) by rival Marist in the Consolation Round of the MAAC Championships at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex. Marist jumped out to a two set lead, and although Siena rallied to tie the match, they ran out of steam in the decisive set.
Taylor Akana led all players with 27 kills and an astounding 83 attacks. She rounded out a double-double with 10 digs. Colleen Ahearn chipped in 10 kills in just 21 attacks in a losing effort.
Siena led the fifth set 7-3, but Marist scored 12 of the last 16 points to claim the match.
Lindsey Schmidt topped the Red Foxes with 16 kills and a .351 attack percentage. Libero Emily Brosky matched Siena's libero Lesli Akeo with a match-best 23 digs.
Siena led the first set 14-9, but the Red Foxes used an 11-2 run to take control. The second set was tied at 13-13 before Marist scored six straight to take a commanding lead at the break
After two uninspiring sets, Siena did show some heart after intermission. They scored 11 of the first 14 points in the third set to get on the board, and rallied from a 16-12 deficit to take the fourth.
The Saints end their season 10-21 after finished 8-10 in MAAC play. The season was marred by critical injuries and inconsistent play, but a hot streak at the end of the year had the team optimistic entering the Championships.