Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)
Mahwah, NJ| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) women's volleyball team concluded play at the Roadrunner Invitational at Ramapo College on Saturday with defeats to the hosts (3-0) and SUNY Potsdam (3-2).
With the losses the Golden Eagles drop to 1-6 on the year as the Roadrunners improve to 7-2 and the Bears to 6-5.
Ramapo 3, SJC 0
The Golden Eagles would take a 19-18 lead late in the first set, but the Roadrunners compiled a 7-1 run to deny the guests and claim a 25-20 victory.
After dropping the second set 25-12, SJC used a mid-set rally in the third to bring the score back within two (19-17), but Ramapo grabbed five of the next six points to pull ahead 24-18.
With their backs against the wall, the Golden Eagles claimed the next four points, but a attack error by Jessica Nicholson clinched the 25-22 set and 3-0 match victories for the Roadrunners.
Potsdam 3, SJC 2
An epic first set saw the Golden Eagles go up 22-14, but a 10-2 run by the Bears saw them knot the set up at 24 before winning the extended frame by the score of 31-29.
SJC would take a 25-20 loss in the second set before returning the favor in the third set with a 25-20 victory of its own. In the fourth set, with the score tied up at 20, St. Joseph's compiled a 5-0 run--capped off by a Potsdam attack error-- to win 25-20 and force a third set.
Down 10-4, the Golden Eagles scooped up the next seven points to pull ahead 11-10. SJC would hold additional leads (13-11, 14-12 and 15-14), but in the end it was Potsdam that won the final points to earn 17-15 and 3-2 wins.
Monteserrato (35 assists) and freshman Brionna Silva (22 assists) split setting duties for St. Joseph's, and Urizzo (34 digs), Kristen Bohnenblusch (26 digs), Keilly Estacuy (20 digs) and Senecal powered a defense that was credited with 123 total digs.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Wednesday, September 20 when they host Hunter College in a non-conference contest inside the Danzi Center at 7:00 pm. Live video and stats will be available here.