WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers women’s volleyball team (3-8) will travel to New Rochelle tomorrow to face the (0-8) Iona College Gaels.
The Terriers have not won many games yet, but show much promise as they prepare to challenge a team that is struggling even more.
The Terriers are coming from a four-game losing streak, dropping matches to the NJIT Highlanders, Yale University Bulldogs, Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds and UConn Huskies. The girls have not won a match since their 3-2 defeat over the Quinnipiac University Bobcats on September 3.
The best the Gaels have played this season was during their August 27 match against the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks. The Gaels fell 2-3 and edged their opponent 12-15 in the final set. In their most recent contests, they fell 1-3 to the Stony Brook University Seawolves and Albany Great Danes and 0-3 to the Yale University Bulldogs.
The Terriers have recorded 406 kills, 551 digs, 365 set assists, 84 aces and 72 blocks. They have suffered 237 attack errors, 95 serve errors and 13 block errors. The Gaels have accumulated 302 kills, 398 digs, 289 set assists, 47 aces and 46 blocks. They have suffered 189 attack errors, 66 serve errors and nine block errors.
Senior outside hitter Dominique Gerard leads the Terriers, hitting 9.8 percent en route to 89 kills and 105 digs. Senior middle hitter Niehely Sosa has also been having an exceptional season, hitting 22.9 percent to record 78 kills and 14 digs.
Junior outside hitter Aleksandra Gligoric has had much success in her most recent matches, hitting 7.3 percent en route to 57 kills and 23 digs. Sophomore setter Angela Hudelson has racked up 245 set assists this season.
Gaels sophomore outside hitter Claire Archibald leads her team, hitting 17.3 percent en route to 94 kills and 86 digs. Senior middle blocker Karly White has hit 16.7 percent, recording 49 kills and three digs.
The match between the Terriers and Gaels will begin at 7 pm.