RESULT

Saint Louis 3, Rhode Island 0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-22)

Sunday, Oct. 6 | St. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Pavilion)

THE BASICS

• Saint Louis took down Rhode Island (6-9, 1-2) in three sets on Sunday, improving to 8-8 on the year, 2-1 in conference play.

• Senior OH Sien Gallop led the way for the Billikens, recording 19 kills, two service aces and seven digs.

• Junior S Kennedy Cordia moved into eighth place all-time on the Billikens career assists list with 2,105, following her 37 in Sunday’s match.

FIRST SET

Rhode Island held an 18-16 lead over the Billikens late in the set, but Saint Louis ended the frame with a 9-0 run and won the game 25-18. Sophomore Sara Daniels broke the 18-18 tied with back-to-back kills, putting the Bills on top 20-18. Gallop recorded seven kills and hit for a .462 attack percentage in the set.

SECOND SET

Following a tie score at six, the Billikens jumped out to 13-10, 16-13 and 19-14 leads. Back-to-back kills by Maya Taylor, put the Bills up 21-14. SLU took the second frame 25-17.

THIRD SET

Saint Louis jumped out to an early 10-5 lead and kept a distance from there. The Billikens held leads at 14-11, 17-12 and 20-16, eventually taking the set 25-22 and the match 3-0.

NOTABLE

• Gallop led the way for the Billikens, recording 19 kills, two service aces and seven digs.

• Cordia collected 37 assists, one service ace and ten digs.

• Junior OH Juliana Phillips tied a career-high with three service aces, along with five kills and two blocks.

• Daniels hit for a .462 attack percentage, tallying eight kills and five blocks.

Lauren Mershon hit .545 on the afternoon, recording six kills.

UP NEXT

The Billikens hit the road for the first time in conference play, with a match at George Washington On Friday, Oct. 11, and at George Mason on Saturday, Oct. 12.