NEW YORK, N.Y. – Led by the combination of senior Megan Moran (Syosset, N.Y./St. Dominic's) and sophomore Lauren GaNun (Breezy Point, N.Y./Fontbonne Hall) who each recorded double-digit kills, the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's volleyball picked up a straight-set victory (25-22, 25-18, 25-19) over John Jay College on Tuesday night at the Doghouse.
St. Joseph's (5-4, 1-0 HVIAC) move back over .500 for the first time since beginning the season 1-0 and has won four of their last five matches while John Jay (2-10, 1-4 CUNYAC) has now lost two in a row.
GaNun, announced today as HVIAC women's volleyball Player of the Week, led the Lady Bears offensive attack finishing with a team-high 14 kills while producing a strong .324 hitting percentage. Moran was not far behind finishing with 13 kills along with seven digs and a match-high five service aces. Senior Sabrina Cornia (Miller Place, N.Y./Miller) helped manage the offense finishing with a match-high 29 assists along with ten digs for her team-leading fourth double-double of the year. Sophomore Anna Carbone (Ozone Park, N.Y./Mary Louis) led St. Joseph's on the defensive side bringing up 13 digs.
The Bloodhounds were led by Martina Hot who recorded a double-double slamming down a match-high 16 kills while recording 12 digs.
In the opening set, the Lady Bears jumped out to an early 5-2 lead and led the entire way until John Jay took a brief 12-11 advantage. The remainder of the set went back and forth with each team trading points until St. Joseph's went on a 6-2 spurt with the score tied at 18-18 that gave them their largest lead of the set at 24-20 which proved too much to overcome for the Bloodhounds.
The second stanza saw John Jay jump out to the early lead this time as they built a slight 5-3 advantage. However, the Lady Bears fought back scoring 11 of the next 16 points to build a 14-10 lead forcing a Bloodhound timeout. John Jay came out of the stoppage looking like they may come back and win the set as they took the next three out of the next four points to get within 15-13 but that was the closest they got as St. Joseph's concluded the set on a 10-5 run giving them a 2-0 lead.
The final period saw the Bloodhounds lead early but the Lady Bears struck back with a 10-4 spurt that gave them a 13-8 lead that they would not relinquish as they built their largest lead in the match at 22-12 to seal the victory.
St. Joseph's continues their six-match roadstand as they travel to Clinton Hill rival and HVIAC foe Pratt Institute on Thursday, October 3rd for a 7:30 p.m.