Volleyball Falls to 0-3 in Conference

With Saturday’s loss to Saint Louis University, Fordham Volleyball drops to 3–11 overall and 0–3 in the Atlantic 10 conference.

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Volleyball faces Saint Louis University in tough away loss in Saint Louis, MI. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Gigi Speer, Staff Writer

With Saturday’s loss to Saint Louis University, Fordham Volleyball drops to 3–11 overall and 0–3 in the Atlantic 10 conference. They dropped all three sets to the Billikens, 15–25, 20–25 and 15–25 and had 18 errors against the hosts’ 12 kills. 

Sophomore Whitley Moody led the offense with 10 kills, while junior middle blockers Aria De La Rosa and Isabel Fichtel added five and four, respectively, of their own. De La Rosa also had three blocks. 

“SLU had a very strong service game and played scrappy defense that helped them to top us,” Moody stated. 

Junior libero Mallory Lipski added 17 digs and an ace, while freshman Ryan Naumann had seven digs in her first start. That versatility was something else that stood out to Moody.

“Our game this past Saturday taught our team a lot about our abilities to adapt under pressure and to come together as a team when we are struggling to execute our game plan. We have been spending a lot of time off the court developing our communication skills and we are seeing positive results of this during our conference matches,” Moody added. 

Fordham now hopes those positive results will translate into victories. Looking forward to their next Atlantic 10 matchups, Fordham will host George Washington University and George Mason University on Friday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., respectively. 

Moody is excited about these games, hoping that a return home is just what the team needs to succeed. “We have a solid practice plan in place for the next few days and are looking forward to beating the Georges this weekend during Homecoming Weekend!”