CSJ volleyball wins four of five

College of St. Joseph's volleyball team displayed their prowess over the weekend, winning four out of five games played. The Fighting Saints posted wins against New Hampshire Technical Institute, North Essex Community College, Great Bay CC, and Maine-Machias, and narrowly lost a game, 2-3, to Unity College.

The Saints are now 6-5 overall and 4-2 in Yankee Small College Conference play.

On Saturday, Sept. 30 in New Hampshire, CSJ defeated conference foe NHTI 3-1 (25-23, 25-17, 16-25, 25-16). They followed up their first-ever win against the Lynx with a competitive sweep over NECC (25-22, 25-23, 25-20).

The Saints traveled to Unity College for three games on Sunday. They faced the hosts first, dropping the match 3-2 for their only loss of the weekend (19-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 11-15).

Next, they beat GBCC 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-15), and rounded out the weekend with a 3-2 win over the Machias Clippers (25-14, 25-16, 14-25, 20-25, 15-6).

Coach Fe Costa is proud of her squad after a weekend full of terrific play.

"Kali Drum did an amazing job on pass and defense, probably our most consistent player on the back line for CSJ. She also added strong serves to help the team," Costa said.

"Leila Sokanova and Neda Kim played solid defense," Costa added.

Costa also commended SarahJo Campos for her smart plays off serves and "strong and consistent sets" throughout the weekend.

Timell Montgomery and Ryann Agnew led CSJ in kills, as they do on the season. "Their consistency in the matches were crucial," Costa said.


The Fighting Saints play next when they host SUNY Delhi on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The game is a shot at redemption for CSJ, who lost to the Broncos 3-0 in New York on Sept. 13.