UConn volleyball loses to St. John’s in straight sets
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 00:10
Quite often in sports, the final score does not reflect the performance of the losing team. Such was the case on Saturday, when the UConn volleyball team lost 3-0 against St. John’s in Queens, N.Y.
The Huskies made St. John’s earn everything they got. The final score of each set was 25-20, 25-21 and 25-21 in favor of the Red Storm.
Senior Mattison Quayle led all players with 12 kills. Freshman Marissa Prinzbach and senior Angela Roidt both reached double digits in assists with 17 and 14, respectively.
There was not much to separate the two sides. Neither side had much of an advantage in errors. St. John’s finished with 13 to UConn’s 17. St. John’s out-killed the Huskies 42-35, but UConn lost each set by no more than five points.
For the Huskies, it is the fourth time in their seven losses that they have been shut out. Loyola Marymount, Missouri State and Northeastern were all able to keep UConn from taking a single set.
UConn is now 2-4 on the road, and with seven games remaining away from Gampel Pavilion, they need to find a way to move from close calls to getting big road wins.
Saturday’s game was the first of three straight road games for the Huskies, who are now 11-7 overall and 2-1 in the Big East. They return to action next Saturday against Notre Dame (10-6, 3-1) in South Bend, Ind. and then immediately travel to Chicago to take on DePaul (6-10, 1-2) the next day.