Jaspers Close Out Weekend Vs. Canisius
Riverdale, NY - Manhattan volleyball played the league's longest set of the season Sunday, winning a 37-35 marathon against Canisius at Draddy Gymnasium. Unfortunately, the big opening victory was the Jaspers' only one of the afternoon, as Manhattan fell to the Golden Griffins 3-1. Manhattan moves to 0-17 on the season and 0-6 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), while Canisius improved to 6-9 overall and 4-2 in the MAAC. Highlights:
Manhattan's first set saw 18 tied scores and five lead changes, overtaking Marist's 34-32 lost set against William and Mary as the MAAC's longest set of the year. Tied at 35, Canisius committed two attack errors to give Manhattan the win.
Senior Alyssa Rehrer (Lorton, VA / South County) came up big for the Jaspers Sunday, earning 30 assists and 22 digs, for her third career double-double and her second in two days.
Rehrer's career dig total now sits at 1,270, just five away from tying Malia McGuiness (2011-14) for sixth on Manhattan's all-time digs list.
Freshman Vivian Donovan (Newport Beach, CA / Newport Harbor) again led the Jaspers' attack, after earning a career-high 12 kills against Niagara on Saturday. Donovan tallied 11 kills against the Griffs, including eight in the first set.
Fellow freshman Julia Menocal (Bronx, NY / Preston) also sparked the offense on Sunday, earning a career-high 10 kills on .280 hitting. Menocal added three blocks, as well, tying her career-high first earned against Eastern Michigan on August 25.
Senior middle blocker Kenza Hall (Oakland, CA / Middle Tenessee State) posted six blocks for Manhattan against Canisius, her best performance at the net so far this season.
Canisius' Leah Simmons led all players with 20 kills, hitting .474 for the match. Teammates Melina Woods and Camila Vazquez both added 10 kills for the Griffs.
Sofia Lopez Acosta, the MAAC's digs leader so far this season, added a match-high 29 to her season total. She averages 5.54 per set to top the league.
Up Next: After two home matches, the Jaspers take to the road Saturday, October 6 at Marist (8-8, 5-1 MAAC). First serve is scheduled for