Jaspers Head In To Final Week Of Regular Season
Riverdale, NY - Manhattan volleyball will play its final three matches of the regular season at home this week, including the team's annual Senior Day celebration set for Sunday, November 11. Match Notes:
The Jaspers face Rider (November 7 at 7:00 p.m.), Siena (November 10 at 1:00 p.m.), and Marist (November 11 at 1:00 p.m.) in the last three match-ups of the season.
Manhattan met Rider for the first time this season just four days ago, playing the Broncs in Lawrenceville, NJ on November 3. The Jaspers fell in four sets (21-25, 25-19, 25-16, and 25-14).
Senior Sandra Lozanova (Pernik, Bulgaria / Fresno State) led the Jaspers with 10 kills against Rider, her fourth double-digit kill performance of the season and tying her season high. She also led all players with three aces, taking her season average to .48 aces per set and tying for first in the MAAC.
The Jaspers toppled Siena in three sets (25-9, 25-19, 25-18) in the last meeting of the teams on October 7 in Loudonville, NY. It was Manhattan's first win of the season.
The Jaspers hit a combined .344 for the match, including a .500 first set. Freshman Vivian Donovan (Newport Beach, CA / Newport Harbor) put up what was then a career-high in kills, with 16 to lead all scorers. She added five aces to the day's performance. Teammate Erin Hoener (St. Louis, MO / Incarnate Word) posted a match-high five blocks.
In the first meeting with Marist in Poughkeepsie, NY on October 6, Manhattan fell to the Red Foxes in four sets (25-27, 19-25, 25-23, and 25-20). Donovan led the attack for the Jaspers with 14 kills, while Hoener added three blocks.