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Niagara volleyball swept by Seton Hall in final match of Blue and White Classic

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

Wright BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Purple Eagles volleyball team fell to Seton Hall, 3-0, in its final match of the Blue and White Classic on Saturday.

SCORE: Seton Hall 3, Niagara 0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-15)

Match Summary

  • The Purple Eagles (0-3) and the Pirates (2-1) kept things close early in the first set but Seton Hall began to pull away, taking a 22-14 lead over NU. The Purple Eagles went on a 6-0 scoring run, which included kills from Mary Redl and Cameron Maris, to come within two points of the Pirates, 22-20. Seton Hall, however, came away with the first set, 25-21.
  • The Pirates dominated the second set, allowing the Purple Eagles only 11 points to earn the 25-11 set two victory and take a 2-0 match lead.
  • Seton Hall once again jumped out to a quick lead in the third set, taking a 10-3 advantage over the Purple Eagles. Two kills from Jaycie Roberts and a kill from Jada Carrol helped the Purple Eagles get within seven points of the Pirates, 15-8. The Pirates hung on, however, winning the third set 25-15 to sweep the match.

Inside the Numbers

  • Alex Paris led the Purple Eagles with a career-high eight kills. She also had a team-high 9.5 points.
  • Emillie Wright led the team in digs with 12.
  • Roberts recorded nine digs and six kills.
  • Redl had one solo block and Maris and Paris each had one block assist.
  • Jessica Streuer had a team-high 14 assists.

All-Tournament Team

  • Roberts was named to the Blue and White Classic's All-Tournament Team. On the weekend, Roberts recorded 18 kills and a team-high 29 digs. She had one service ace, one solo block and two block assists.

Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles compete in the Golden Flashes Classic, hosted by Kent State, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Niagara faces Morgan State on Aug. 31 at 5:00 p.m. and Fort Wayne (2:00 p.m.) and Kent State (7:00 p.m.) on Sept. 1.