Women’s Volleyball Falls to Rider at Home

Women’s Volleyball Falls to Rider at Home


Staff Writer

(TEANECK) – The women’s volleyball team fell in straight sets against Rider at their home game on Sept. 13, 2017. The Knights lost the first set 25-19, the second 25-20, and the third 25-17.

The Knights started to make a comeback in the third set, getting off to an 11-4 lead, but after a couple of timeouts from the opposing team, they lost momentum- and their lead. Led by senior Jennifer Borio, Rider came back with a 9-2 streak that let them take the lead in the set. Rider closed out the game with a strong finish, winning 25-17.

The second set held the closest battle, with the teams tied 16-16 and then again at 19-19. However, late game miscues again let Rider pull away, scoring 6 of the last 7 points to take the second set.

While Rider’s libero helped their team get and maintain the lead, the Knights had a good showing from freshmen Magdalena Maksimovic, Jamie Rogers, and Allison Koester. Maksimovic nished the night with 14 kills and 2 blocks, and Rogers racked up 15 kills on the match. Senior Taylor Wycko nearly finished with a double-double, with 9 digs to go along with 10 kills.

The loss dropped the Knights to 3-8, and they currently sit at 3-11 after a loss at NJIT on Sept. 19.

The women’s volleyball team plays next when they begin NEC play at Sacred Heart on Sep. 22 at 6 p.m. They’ll play at the Rothman Center next against Bryant on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.