RESULT

Saint Louis 3, Fordham 2 (25-20, 25-22, 28-30, 24-26, 15-11)

Friday, Oct. 4 | St. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Pavilion)

THE BASICS

• Three Billikens recorded double-doubles en route to a five set victory over the Fordham Rams.

• Saint Louis improved to 7-8 on the season, 1-1 in conference play, while Fordham fell to 7-7 (0-2).

• Junior Maya Taylor recorded a career-high 26 kills, while also tallying 10 digs, one service ace and one block.

FIRST SET

The Billikens jumped out to an early 5-1 lead, eventually extending it to 10-5, 15-10 and 20-16. SLU took the first set 25-20. Senior Lauren Mershon led the way for the Billikens, recording five kills and hitting for a .714 attack percentage.

SECOND SET

The second frame saw nine tie scores and five lead changes, but the Billikens came out on top 25-22. Taylor collected seven kills in the game, while Kennedy Cordia notched 13 assists.

THIRD SET

Saint Louis and Fordham went back-and-forth after the Bills fought off five Fordham set points, but the Rams won the set 30-28.

FOURTH SET

SLU was out on top 5-2 in the game, but a Fordham run put the Rams in the lead at 12-8. The Billikens fought back and tied things at 17 and again at 24, but the Rams came out on top 26-24.

FIFTH SET

The Billikens pulled ahead 4-1 early in the final frame, eventually pushing the score to 8-4 at the break. Following a Fordham timeout, the Rams crawled back to within one at 9-8, but the Billikens closed out the set 15-11 and the match 3-2.

NOTABLE

• Taylor recorded a career-high 26 kills, while also tallying 10 digs, one service ace and one block.

• Mershon had a career-high 12 kills on the night. She also collected seven digs and four blocks.

• Cordia tallied a career-high 24 digs, while also recording a season-high 58 assists, to go along with four service aces and one kill.

• Senior Sien Gallop had 20 kills in the match, along with her 16 digs.

UP NEXT

The Billikens host the Rhode Island Rams on Sunday, Oct. 6, at noon in Chaifetz Pavilion.