Rollins Unable to Thwart Tenacious Lions Attack
WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 28, 2017) – A stunted Rollins roster matched up against a resolute Saint Leo squad fresh off of an upset victory against No. 3 Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday afternoon in Warden Arena. Despite the Tars' best efforts, a red hot Lions attack took down Rollins by a final score of 3-0 (13-25, 11-25, 14-25) in Sunshine State Conference action.
The loss dips the Tars' record to 8-13 overall, and 5-9 against SSC opponents, while Saint Leo advances to 16-5, and 10-3 in SSC play.
The Tars saw a variety of veteran strength and fresh talent take to the court on the afternoon as 11 total players saw time in the match. In total, the Tars saw four freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors, and two seniors check into the game.
Senior Shannon McDonough led the team in kills with eight, followed by Mary Bethany Vincent with seven. Vincent hit on point, earning a hitting percentage of .429 on the afternoon as she yielded just one error on the day. Cassidy Cason ran the floor and amassed 22 assists while adding six digs. Rachel Fletcher led the team in digs with eight, followed by Madison Jenkins with seven. Defensively, Leslie Seda posted up two blocks, which was matched by Tirado, who earned a solo stop along with an assisted block. Seeing her first action on the court at home, freshman Erin Burke made her mark with a solo block of her own.
Saint Leo saw a match best nine kills from Victoria Omoregie, followed by seven kills from Dallas Jasper, and six from Ashley Quero. Anna Garrett dished out 26 assists, and added four kills and three blocks. Avery Bradshaw and Britt Siderholm notched seven digs apiece, while Reggie Vandevender earned six, and Jen Kruglova and Fabiola Rosado notched five each. At the net, the Lions posted up 14 blocks as a team, led by Garrett with three on the day, including two solo blocks, followed by Nina Vattovaz with two solo blocks of her own. Matching them in total blocks were Quero, Jasper, and Annabella Arcari with two apiece. Quero led the team on the serve notching two aces on the day.
COACH ROBINSON'S THOUGHTS:
"Credit to Saint Leo for playing efficiently and aggressively today. We look forward to getting back to work on Monday."
- Erin Burke made her collegiate debut against the Lions, and posted a solo block to make her mark.
- The Tars saw a total of six underclassmen take to the court, while five upper classmen made an appearance in the match.
- Saint Leo has been consistently ranked on the AVCA Division II Coaches Poll this season, before dropping out of the Top 25 this past week while still receiving votes.
- Date: Tuesday | October 31, 2017
- Opponent: Embry-Riddle
- Location: ICI Center | Daytona Beach, Fla.
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Coverage: LIVE STATS | VIDEO
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