WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
Freshman middle blocker Sidney Benson led the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers women’s volleyball team in scoring in the sixth match of her career Saturday night, as her team was defeated by the Robert Morris Colonials 3-1.
The women led in the first set 25-15, but were defeated in the next three by the scores of 18-25, 15-25 and 22-25 at Robert Morris’ home court in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
The Terriers now stand at (6-14, 1-3 NEC) and the Colonials have improved to (8-12, 2-3 NEC).
The Terriers put forth 33 kills, 46 digs, 30 assists, five aces and nine blocks, while accumulating 18 attack errors, eight serve errors and one block error.
The Colonials recorded 51 kills. 60 digs, 49 assists, eight aces and four blocks, while suffering 18 attack errors, 10 serve errors and two block errors.
Benson led the Terriers, hitting 46.7 percent en route to 11.5 points, nine kills and seven digs.
The 6’1 freshman has been getting more playing time in recent matches. She scored exceptionally higher than usual on Saturday as well as in the Fairleigh Dickinson match on September 25, in which she recorded a career-high 12 points.
Benson has now accumulated 49 kills and 15 digs in six matches.
Senior outside hitter Domenique Gerard hit 14.7 percent, totaling 11 points, nine kills and seven digs.
Junior outside hitter Aleksandra Gligoric scored 10 points, while recording seven kills and three digs.
Freshman setter Macy Kurtz racked up 28 assists for the Terriers.
Senior outside hitter Arden Fisher was the leader of Robert Morris, hitting 34.1 percent en route to 19 points, 18 kills and 16 digs. Junior outside hitter Deja Tamlin hit 7.7 percent, recording 10 points, nine kills and two digs.
Junior setter Brianna Frakes accumulated 39 assists for the Colonials.
The Terriers will travel to Loretto, Pennsylvania Sunday to face the St. Francis University Red Flash.