Knights Stand Tough In Five Set Win Over Stonehill College

Knights Stand Tough In Five Set Win Over Stonehill College

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. - The Queens College volleyball team captured a five-set victory over Stonehill Saturday afternoon in a non-conference match held at LIU Post's Pratt Recreational Center.  Set scores were 25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 21-25 and 16-14.

After a back and forth start to the opening set, Queens grabbed a 16-9 lead after a Stonehill attacking error.  Stewart's kill later in the frame pushed the lead to 20-13.  Ahead 23-21, a pair of Stonehill attacking errors sealed the opening set in the favor of the Knights.

Queens started the second set slow as they fell behind early 15-5 before a kill by sophomore Nicoletta DiCocco stopped the onslaught. But the huge lead was too much to overcome as Stonehill took the second set 25-15.

DiCocco served up seven straight points as the Knights took an early lead of 7-2.  After an attacking error by DiCocco cut the lead to one (17-16), Queens racked up five straight points (22-16) forcing a Stonehill timeout.  The Knights took the third set (25-19) as the Skyhawks were unable to overcome their errors of the third set to give the Knights a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth set.

Queens took a quick lead (8-2) before Stonehill attempted their comeback.  A Katherine DeLanty service tied the set at 11 before Queens pushed on to take another three point lead (16-13) resulting in a Skyhawks timeout. Stonehill's Taylor Stevens led the comeback in the fourth set following a kill to take a one point lead (20-19). Steven service ace pushed the lead further as Queens were unable to stop the comeback forcing another fifth set tie breaker for the Knights in back to back games.

After losing a close game to LIU Post in a five set thriller the previous night, the Knights found themselves down by five (10-5) in the deciding set. Stewart's service ace brought the Knights within one (12-11). Following an attacking error by Stonehill put the set a tie before another Stewart's service ace gave the Knights their first lead (13-12). In another exciting five set match, the Knights refused to go with this time as senior Tori Bowser kill put the Knights in a match point situation before dishing out a kill to give Knights a 16-14 comeback win.

Moore followed up Friday's performance with another great performance recording 42 assists and 11 digs. DiCocco and Stewart led the Knights with 13 and 12 kills each, while junior Ragina Anthony recorded20 digs on the day.

UP NEXT: The Knights close out the non-conference road slate of their season schedule on Monday, Oct. 10 when travel to Garden City, N.Y. to face another NE-10 foe in the Panthers of Adelphi University for a 7:00 pm showdown.