West Hartford, Conn. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's volleyball team fell once in the tri-match at home on Saturday at the O'Connell Center featuring the Saint Joseph College of Maine Monks and Mitchell Colleges Mariners. The Blue Jays dropped the opener in four sets, defending themselves to stay alive in the third set (25-23) finishing the match 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20). The USJ Blue Jays will be back in action Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. versus Lesley at the O'Connell Center,
Game 1 - USJ 1, Saint Joseph College (Me.) Monks 3
Sophomore Aminah Tsonga (Plainville, Conn.) led Saint Joseph in the opener with nine kills, while freshman Hannah Benson (Terryville, Conn.) added six kills and 15 digs. Senior Brenna Miller (McCleary, Wash.) facilitated the offense and posted 22 assists and led the team with 16 digs.
First Set: USJ 25-18
- The Blye Jays were led by Aminha Tsonga (Plainville, Conn.) with four kills in the set.
- Senior Brenna Miller (McCleary, Wash.) led the Blue Jays with seven digs, and Jennelle Thompson from the Monks led the match with 11.
- The Blue Jays finished the set with nine kills, while the Monks finished with 13.
Second Set: USJ 25-17
- Saint Joseph's freshman Nina Lestrud (Torrington, Conn.) led the Blue Jays with three kills.
- The Blue Jays leds the set with 15 digs to the Monks 13.
Third Set: 23-25
- From the Blue Jays Janell Molina (Honolulu, HI) and Hannah Benson (Terryville, Conn.) added three kills each.
- From the visiting Monks, Olivia Kent and Kelsey Bickford chipped in for three kills each.
- Hannah Benson (Terryville, Conn) added a game high of eight digs to the set.
- The Monks lead kills with 11 over the Blue Jays nine.
Fourth Set: 25-20
- The Blue Jays led the set in digs with 14 to the Monks 11.
- Monks, Jannelle Thompson leads the set with six digs.
- Kelsey Bickford led the match with five kills.
The Blue Jays had 66 digs to the Monks 71. Kelsey Bickford led the Monks with 15 kills, and Jennelle Thommpson led the game with 25 digs.
The USJ women's volleyball team will be back in action on Tuesday at the O'Connell Center against Lesley Universtiy. The opening serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.