Dayton 3, Saint Louis 1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17)
Friday, Nov. 2 | St. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Pavilion) 


• In a highly competitive Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball match at Chaifetz Pavilion on Friday, Dayton topped the Billikens 3-1. SLU took the first set 25-22, but Dayton responded with 25-22, 25-20 and 25-17 wins to seal the match

• The Billikens dip to 5-19 overall and 4-8 in the A-10, while Dayton improves to 19-7 and 10-2.


Dayton went up 9-5 early to force a SLU timeout, but the Billikens rallied back and took an 18-16 advantage thanks in part to back-to-back kills by Maya Taylor. After the score was tied 20-20, SLU reeled off four straight points and ended up taking the first set 25-22.


The back-and-forth second set saw the Flyers jump out to a 10-7 lead, only to see SLU respond and grab an 18-17 lead on a Margaret Rosburg ace. There would be five ties the rest of the match before Dayton eventually registered the 25-22 win.


The Billikens fell behind 3-1 at the outset, and while the score remained close, SLU was never able to take the lead in the third set. A Taylor kill made it 24-20 before Dayton put the set away.


The Billikens got off to a hot start in the fourth set, as a Taylor kill made it 4-1 early. A Juliana Phillips service ace gave SLU an 8-4 advantage, but Dayton rallied to go up 11-9 and force a SLU timeout. The Flyers went up 19-13 and never looked back in posting the 25-17 match-clinching win.


• Maya Taylor led the Billikens and tied for match-high honors with 18 kills.
Isabelle Walsh recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs. She also had four block assists.
• Kennedy Cordia also posted a double-double with 44 assists and 15 digs.
Cayce Chaykowsky recorded 14 digs for the Billikens.
Margaret Rosburg and Juliana Phillips had two aces apiece.


The Billikens return to action next weekend for A-10 matches against Duquesne (Friday, Nov. 9) and La Salle (Sunday, Nov. 11). Both will be held at Chaifetz Pavilion.