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Women's Volleyball Falls Against Pomeroys, Jackson Leads With Career-High Nine Kills

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

ST. MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind.—The Fontbonne University women's volleyball fell in straight sets against St. Mary-of-the-Woods on Friday night.

Final: St. Mary-of-the-Woods 3, Fontbonne 0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-23)

Location: St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.

Records: St. Mary-of-the-Woods 4-8, Fontbonne 0-9

How It Happened

In the first set, a kill from Taylor Jackson put Fontbonne down, 9-8. The Pomeroys extended its advantage out to 18-12 on back-to-back Alexis Woodburn kills and that forced the Griffins to take a timeout.

Out of the break, Fontbonne got to within five at 22-17 on Jackson's kill, but the Pomeroys fended off Fontbonne for the 25-18 win. The Griffins played one of its better sets on the year totaling 11 kills and a .281 hitting percentage.

In the second set, the Pomeroys took a 7-3 lead on Alexis Woodburn's kill. Fontbonne, though kept battling and trimmed to down to 12-11 on a St. Mary-of-the-Woods attack error. However, the Pomeroys finished out the set on a 13-2 run for the 25-14 win.

In the third, it was the Griffins grabbing a 12-10 advantage on Emma Seiz's kill. After the Pomeroys tied it at 16-16, the Griffins regained the lead, 18-17, on a Pomeroys attack error. However, St. Mary-of-the-Woods answered with a 4-0 run. From there, they never relinquished the lead and went on for the 25-23 set and match win.

Inside The Numbers

  • Fontbonne finished with 28 kills and a .156 hitting percentage.
  • Defensively, the team tied its season-high with eight block assists.
  • The Pomeroys concluded with 40 kills and a .317 hitting percentage.
  • On the defensive side of the net, they came away with 37 digs and 10 block assists.

Fontbonne Leaders

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Leaders

  • Riley Kinney totaled a match-high nine kills and .294 hitting percentage. Mandi Alspach and Alexis Woodburn had eight kills each.
  • Setter Katelyn Cotter dished out a match-high 33 assists and Pamela Dorman compiled a match-high 16 digs.

Up Next

The Griffins return to action next Wednesday in its first conference outing against Westminster. First-service at 7 p.m., from inside the DSAC.

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