QC Volleyball Falls To Molloy In Close Four Set Match

QC Volleyball Falls To Molloy In Close Four Set Match

FLUSHING, N.Y. - The Queens College volleyball team dropped a four-set match to Molloy Wednesday evening at FitzGerald Gymnasium.  Set scores were 26-24, 17-25, 25-19 and 27-25.  The Knights now stand at 3-12 overall on the year, and 1-4 in league action.

Sophomore Nicoletta DiCocco led the Knights with 12 kills, while senior Tori Bowser posted a .280 hitting percentage and finished with 11 kills.  Junior Kristen Moore posted 37 kills and seven digs, along with four blocks.  Junior Ragina Anthony was credited with 18 digs in a contest in which the Knights additionally tallied 14 aces.

In the opening set, QC found itself in an early 6-3 hole.  A strong run by the Knights on serves by sophomore Malaika Hollis turned an 8-5 deficit into and a 12-8 lead.  Later in the frame, Queens held a 23-22 advantage, before a pair of Lions points put them at match point.  An attacking error evened the match at 24 before a pair of kills by Molloy gave the visitors the first set.

In the second set, the Knights swung the momentum when they turned a 12-10 deficit into a 16-12 lead.  QC never trailed after that point and ran away with the eight-point victory.

Similar to the first two sets, Molloy jumped out to an early third set advantage, taking a 7-2 lead on a kill by Danielle Williams.  The Lions took their biggest lead of the set at 18-8 on a kill by Devon Hagerstrom.  Facing set point, QC closed the deficit to five (24-19) before a kill by Shannon Wren gave Molloy a 2-1 lead in the match.

In the fourth set, a QC error gave Molloy a quick 8-3 advantage.  Queens countered with a 6-4 surge of its own, cutting the margin to three (12-9).  The Lions gained control of the set with their own 6-4 run.  Later in the set, the Knights trimmed a four-point deficit to even the match at 24.  Molloy then put the match away with kills by Williams and Reinis.

Williams posted a 15 kill effort for Molloy, to go along with 14 digs.  Sophia Smither registered 36 assists, while Dakota O'Neill fielded 17 digs.

UP NEXT: The Knights continue the league portion of their schedule Friday evening with a 7:00 pm home tilt against LIU Post.