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SLU Gains 3-0 Volleyball Sweep Over SUNY Canton

CANTON - Annika Kreppein and Natalie Piper each recorded eight kills, while Piper and Amanda Teppo totaled four blocks each to lead the St. Lawrence University volleyball team to a 3-0 win over SUNY Canton on Tuesday night in Burkman Gymnasium.

The Saints topped the Roos in three sets, by scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-18.

Piper also recorded a team-high 13 digs, while Mac Barnes recorded seven kills for the Saints. Jenna Britton and Allie Posnick each tallied two service aces, while Britton assisted on 21 plays and added 12 digs.

"We got off to a bit of a slow start tonight, but played cleaner as the match progressed," said head coach Shelly Roiger. "I liked the efficiency of our middle attack tonight and I thought our setters made some really smart decisions."

St. Lawrence posted an early 5-1 lead in the first set and continued to push forward at 10-5 and 17-11. The Roos brought the match within two (18-16) on a kill from Melissa McMaster, but the Saints were able to finish off the set 25-22 with a kill from Julia Wagner.

In the second set, the Saints jumped out to an 8-1 lead and posted a 7-2 run down the stretch to lead 19-10. Kreppein finished off the set 25-17 with a kill set up by Britton.

SUNY Canton took the early lead in the third, but the Saints battled through four ties, took an 8-7 lead and pushed forward for the third-set win.

Marissa Ixtlahuac led SUNY Canton with nine kills, two service aces and two blocks, while Ashton Houppert recorded 19 assists and Jenna Roat finished with 17 digs.

The Scarlet and Brown topped the Roos in kills (34-24), service aces (6-2), blocks (7-3), assists (33-21) and digs (59-55).

St. Lawrence improved to 12-3 on the season, while SUNY Canton fell to 3-11.

"We're looking forward to opening up the Liberty League season this weekend at home," Roiger added. "Everyone is 0-0 and we're hoping to get off to a great start as we begin the new season."



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