Knights Secure Fifth Seed In Skyline Conference Championship

Bronxville – The Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Volleyball team finished off the regular season on Saturday with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-7 win over Sarah Lawrence before a tough 26-28, 21-25, 25-18, 25-13, 11-15 loss to St. Joseph’s-L.I. The results have secured the fifth seed for the Knights in the upcoming Skyline Conference Championship.
Mount Saint Mary 3 – Sarah Lawrence 0
The Knights pushed their winning streak to five matches in the first contest of the day. The Mount finished with a 31-8 advantage in kills and also held the edge in the contest in aces 18-2 and total team blocks 4-1.
Spinelli hit a blistering .692 in the match, posting a match-high 10 kills on 13 attempts. She finished off the match with a pair of aces, one of five players with at least two aces in the match.
Senior Megan Williams put away seven winners for the Mount with seven digs, while Morgan Burke put away four kills and posted a career-high four service aces.
Jackie Survilla, Madelyn Barberan and Renee Hydo all put away two kills with Survilla leading the Mount with six service aces in the match.
Junior Jim Gries handed out a match-high 23 assists and added a pair of aces, with Julimar Figueroa leading the team with nine digs. Klaire Wall chipped in with seven digs in the win.
Sarah Lawrence was led by six kills from Melanie Coleman, who joined Lucy DeCarlo with a team-high seven digs.
St. Joseph’s-L.I. 3 – Mount Saint Mary 2
In the final regular season match, the Knights fell behind by two sets before rallying to knot the match at 2-2. The Knights hit .304 in the opening frame, but fell 28-26 and committed 11 attack errors in a 25-21 second set win.
The Mount rebounded by allowing only 12 St. Joseph’s kill over the next two sets and forcing 16 attack errors and jumped out early in the fifth set by a score of 8-3. Leading by five points, the Mount saw the Golden Eagles rip off nine straight points to pull in front 12-8 on a Kaitlin Williams kill. The Mount climbed back to within three points, but a pair of miscues sent St. Joseph’s to the five set win.
Four Knights produced at least 10 kills, led by 12 from both Spinelli and Danielle Kralik. Spinelli hit .435 in the match and added four service aces, while Kralik added four digs to her career-high kill total.
Ally Klesin reached double-figures in kills for the second time in three matches with a career-high 11 with Burke putting away 10 winners and adding three blocks.
Gries also produced a career-high in the match, handing out a career best 50 assists, while Survilla lifted a career-high 18 digs. Figueroa matched her career-high in digs with a match-high 28 against the Golden Eagles.
St. Joseph’s was paced by a match-high 14 kills from Morgan Tiska who added five aces and six digs. Jessica Monteserrato led the way for St. Joseph’s with 36 assists and 22 digs in the win.
For the match, the Knights held a 55-43 advantage and kills and hit .163 against a .086 effort for St. Joseph’s. Blocks in the match were even at 5-5, with the Golden Eagles holding a 10-7 advantage in service aces.