Fisher edges Saxons in five sets
ALFRED, NY -- Visiting St. John Fisher defeated the host Alfred University volleyball team, 3-2, Wedesday evening in the McLane Center, In the Empire 8 Conference opener for both teams.
After the teams split the first four sets, Fisher shaded the Saxons in the fifth and deciding set, 17-15. AU won the opening frame, 25-18 and the Cardinals rebounded to take the second and third sets, 25-16 and 28-26. Alfred rallied to take the fourth set, 25-21.
Senior Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) led AU with 15 kills, 15 digs and four blocks. Senior Samantha Wood (Newfield, NY/Newfield) had seven kills and nine blocks and senior Core' Oppliger (Neuchatel, Switzerland/Lycee Jean-Piaget) added 10 kills and seven blocks. Junior Taylor Kiernan (Patchogue, NY/Patchogue-Medford) had 21 digs; senior Tara Barone (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) had 36 asssits and eight disgs; and freshman Mary Lou Patnaude (Burnt Hills, NY/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) had six kills and eight digs.
AU (2-6, 0-1 Empire 8) plays next on Saturday, Sept. 14, in a tri-match hosted by Hilbert College. The Saxons play Houghton at noon and Hilbert at 2 p.m.
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