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Niagara volleyball defeated by Iona in straight sets


SCORE: Iona 3, Niagara 0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-18)
RECORDS: Iona (14-6, 12-1 MAAC), Niagara (8-15, 8-6 MAAC)

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Niagara women's volleyball team fell to Iona, 3-0, on Saturday.

Match Summary
First Set

  • Early in the set, the Purple Eagles and the Gaels were tied, 7-7. Iona, however, went on a 5-0 run to take a 12-7 lead.
  • A 4-0 run from Iona soon after, extended the Gaels' lead, 20-11.
  • Iona allowed the Purple Eagles only three more points. The Gaels scored four straight to close out the set, 25-14.
Second Set
  • Iona got off to a quick start in the second set, going on a 6-0 run to take a 7-2 lead over Niagara.
  • Niagara scored three straight points to cut the lead to two, 7-5.
  • The Purple Eagles and the Gaels went back and forth for the remainder of the set, but Iona maintained the lead, taking the second set, 25-14, and taking a 2-0 match lead.
Third Set
  • Iona went on a 6-0 run to open the third set to take a quick 6-0 lead over the Purple Eagles.
  • The Purple Eagles trailed by six, 11-5, but two straight kills from Caroline Leitch cut Iona's lead, 11-7.
  • Iona extended its lead, 15-8, but a 3-0 run from NU cut the lead once again, 15-11.
  • Despite strong offense from Niagara in the third set, the Gaels won the third set, 25-18, to sweep the match.

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Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles close out their home schedule on Sunday, Oct. 28, hosting the Manhattan Jaspers at 1:00 p.m.

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