Cali Arenson | Staff
Volleyball picked up their fourth straight A-10 win against Saint Louis.
In the first set, Saint Louis jumped out to an early lead, but La Salle fought back and went on a 9-0 run.
The Explorers would add on to their lead and at one point were up 23-7.
Elizabeth Osborn added on to the lead with a kill at the end of the set to win 25-11.
The Explorers pulled ahead towards the end of the match by two. They held onto their lead and won the set 28-26.
The third set saw 17 ties and neither team led by more than three points.
The Billikens got ahead and scored three points to claim the set 27-25.
La Salle bounced back in the fourth set and got an early 13-7 lead.
Saint Louis fought back to cut the lead down, but the Explorers held them off and won 25-21.
Samantha Graver had a big night, recording 22 digs which is a season high for the sophomore.
Jensen Sharrits also had an impressive outing with 25 digs which led the match. The senior still leads the Atlantic 10 conference in digs with 375 and in digs/sets with 5.77.
Kathryn Wood was another key player who had 49 assists which helped her stay at the top of the Atlantic 10 in assists/sets with 11.28.
After a strong win, the Explorers snapped their four game winning streak after being swept by Dayton.
From the start, the Explorers struggled against Dayton’s outside hitter, Lauren Bruns. She quickly got her team going and was able to lead Dayton to a 25-14 win.
La Salle got their momentum back in the second set and went on a four-point run to get back in the game.
Madison Kuch had six kills in that set which made the score 22-17.
La Salle would add another two points to the board, but it was not enough and the Explorers lost 25-19.
The Explorers fought hard in the third set especially Madison Kuch.
Kuch was dominating the court and helped her team inch closer to Dayton.
La Salle eventually caught up to Dayton and brought the score to 23-19.
Dayton would add another two points which gave them a 25-21 lead and a win.
The Explorers were hit hard by Dayton and were out-killed by a margin of 48 to 27.
Even thought it was a tough game overall for the team, Madison Kuch had an outstanding outing with 10 kills.
La Salle is now 11-8 on the season and 4-2 in conference play.
The Explorers will hit the road and will look to bounce back against Duquesne on Friday, October 12th at 7:00P.M.
This season the Explorers are 4-4 when they are on the road, while, Duquesne hold an overall record of 7-11 and is 3-3 when they are home.
Last season the Explorers took on Duquesne twice and lost both matches.