FLUSHING, N.Y.- Behind senior Tori Bowser's game high 14 kills, the Queens College women's volleyball team picked up a non-conference win by sweeping the visiting Clippers of Concordia College. With the win, the Knights improved to 5-15, while the Clippers slip to 1-12.
The Knights fell behind 4-1 in the opening moments of the first set. But an attacking error paved the way for the Knights as they took the lead with a seven point run (13-6). Queens led as much by 13 in the first set before closing out the first set 25-15.
The second set was a back and forth affair between the two teams as the Clippers did not allow the Knights to run away with the set. Concordia stayed even early, tying the set at 12 following a Knights ball handling error. A kill by freshman Lauren Kehoe kick started a four point run which allowed the Knights to run away with the second set 25-18 and a 2-0 match lead.
The Clippers refused to go away in the third set. With the lead at 15-14, Queens pushed their advantage to 22-14 before Concordia started a comeback. A kill by sophomore Nicoletta DiCocco brought the Knights within two of a sweep before a kill by classmate Malaika Hollis put the set at match point. But the Clippers remained stubborn as they started to cut the deficit down. A Lauren Peters kill cut a 24-17 lead to 24-23. DiCocco kill put the set and match behind them with a kill.
Bowser led the match with a game high 14 kills, followed by Kehoe's 11 kills. DiCocco posted nine kills and 10 digs. Junior Kristen Moore tallied a game high 34 assists, while classmate Ragina Anthony recorded 12 digs.
UP NEXT: The Knights return to East Coast Conference action Friday Oct. 21 as they travel to Rochester, N.Y. to play the Redhawks of Roberts Wesleyan College with first serve set for 7:00 pm.