Saint Louis senior middle blocker Lauren Leverenz is the Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball co-Player of the Week for Oct. 2-8, the league office announced Monday.
Saint Louis flirted with a .300 attack percentage for a second consecutive match and won the final two sets to defeat Fordham 3-2 (22-25, 25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 15-8) Saturday night at Rose Hill Gym.
Saint Louis overcame a first-set loss and posted a season-high .298 attack percentage to defeat Rhode Island 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-20) Friday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Keaney Gymnasium.
Saint Louis plays its first Atlantic 10 Conference road matches of the season when the Billikens take on Rhode Island and Fordham this weekend.
Billikens win second A-10 match in a row
Lauren Leverenz, Maya Taylor and Camila Rivas combined for 27 of Saint Louis' 34 kills, and the Billikens collected their first Atlantic 10 Conference win of the season, 3-0, over La Salle Friday night at Chaifetz Pavilion.
Saint Louis plays its first Friday-Sunday Atlantic 10 Conference weekend when the Billikens welcome La Salle and Duquesne to Chaifetz Pavilion.
Maya Taylor collected a match-high 12 kills and Mackenzie Long tied for match-high honors with 12 digs, but Dayton turned back Saint Louis 3-0 Friday night at Chaifetz Pavilion in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams.
Saint Louis volleyball hosts Dayton on Friday in Chaifetz Pavilion in a rematch of the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championship title match.
Saint Louis freshman outside hitter Maya Taylor has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball Rookie of the Week, the league announced today. Taylor was a standout for SLU last week, culminating in an All-Tournament selection at the Billiken Invitational. She had 61 kills (3.81 per set) with a .299 attack percentage in four matches last week. Against DePaul, Taylor notched 17 kills with a .375 attack percentage, both career highs. Saint Louis returns to action this Friday in a home contest against Dayton. The match will be part of SLU's Homecoming Weekend. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
Saint Louis picked up a pair of wins to wrap up the Billiken Invitational. SLU defeated Little Rock 3-1 and Lousiana Tech 3-1. The Billikens are now 3-10 overall
Saint Louis dropped a match to DePaul 3-1 (25-19, 13-25, 19-25, 27-29) in the Billikens first match of the Billiken Invitational.