WRITTEN BY AKEEM NELSON
It was the same old story for the St. Francis women’s volleyball team as they dropped three straight sets against the Robert Morris Colonials.
The Terriers were unable to put together a full solid performance once again, allowing the Colonials to take today’s matchup 25-22, 25-18, and 25-20.
Colonials outside hitters Arden Fisher and Sydney Sizemore led the way for the victory over the Terriers. Fisher recorded 11 kills and 14 digs, registering a game high of 12 total points, while Sizemore recorded 8 kills and scored 8.5 total points.
The Terriers outside hitters, sophomore Dominique Gerard and freshman Brooke Haliscak scored 11 total points each for St. Francis. Unfortunately their efforts were not matched by their teammates and found themselves on the losing end of today’s matchup.
St. Francis put together many good stretches throughout the match but could not sustain a drive. This has been the Terriers problem for most of the season, no consistency in their play. The Terriers would follow up great stretches of defense and great rallies with silly mistakes and errors.
The Terriers put on a great show in the third set as they got as close as 18-14. The fans got into it trying to build the momentum up as the Terriers began to close in on the lead.
As the Colonials lead went up to 24-14, St. Francis made a late run by saving six match points bringing the score to 24-20, but their rally would fall short as the Colonials would seal the match 25-20.
The Colonials played great on both sides of the ball and dominated the majority of the match. As for St. Francis, it was more of the too little too late routine. The stretch of play they put together in the third set was some of the best effort they gave the entire match.
The Terriers will end their season tomorrow at home against the top seed in the NEC, St. Francis University. Action is set to start off at 1pm sharp. The Terriers will be looking to avoid ending the regular season on a losing note and look to a bright season next year.