WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers women’s volleyball team achieved their second victory of this week today when they defeated the Quinnipiac University Bobcats 3-2 on their home court this afternoon.
After dropping the first two sets 17-25, the Terriers led the final three sets by the scores of 25-23, 26-24 and 15-9 respectively.
The Terriers have improved to (3-4) and the Bobcats have fallen to (3-3).
After getting off to a difficult start to the season and losing three consecutive matches, the Terriers made a comeback with a 3-2 victory over the Fordham University Rams in their home opener yesterday.
Before the match, the Terriers stood at (1-4) and the Rams were thriving at (3-1). The Rams’ success in their first few matches was made possible by their two freshmen outside hitter prodigies Olivia Fairchild and Kaitlin Morley, as well as the up-and-coming sophomore outside hitter Breanna Jones.
However, the Terriers were able to outscore the three stars in three-of-five sets as junior outside hitter Aleksandra Gligoric paced the home team, hitting 18.4 percent en route to 19.5 points, 18 kills and five digs.
In today’s match, the Terriers hit 18.6 percent, totaling 55 kills, 69 digs, 48 set assists, 15 aces and seven blocks. The Bobcats hit 18.5 percent, accumulating 51 kills, 58 digs, 43 set assists, 12 aces and 14 blocks.
Gligoric led the Terriers in scoring for the second day in a row, hitting 8.9 percent en route to 18.5 points, 14 kills and four digs. Senior outside hitter Milica Mladjenovic hit 28 percent, recording 15.5 points, 12 kills and 15 digs.
Senior outside hitter Domenique Gerard hit 9.4 percent, accumulating 12.5 points, ten kills and 16 digs. Freshman middle blocker Wies Hurkmans hit 30.8 percent en route to 7.5 points and six digs.
Bobcats senior middle hitter Allison Leigh was her team’s leading scorer, hitting 35.7 percent, recording 20 points and 14 kills. Sophomore setter/right side hitter Kat Miller hit 30.3 percent, accumulating 16 points, 14 kills and 15 digs. Junior middle hitter Elizabeth Kloos hit 13.3 percent en route to 12.5 percent, eight kills and three digs.
The Terriers will host the NJIT Highlanders at 5 pm to close out today’s double header.