FAIRFIELD, CT - The Saint Peter's women's volleyball team fell in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest to Fairfield, 3-0 (17-27, 13-25, 13-25) Sunday afternoon in the Yanitelli Center. Alexus Sharp led the team with six kills and three block assists totaling 7.5 points against the Stags.
"We are just making too many errors and we have to do a better job of controlling the ball," said head coach Amable Martinez. "As far as Wednesday, we know NJIT has had a great run in the last five matches, but we have to focus on what we can do better on our side of the court."
As a team the Peacocks combined for 16 kills, 43 digs, and 10 blocks.
Leaders for the Stags were Garcia Mayda with 11 kills and Skyler Day with nine kills and the team's high of 13 digs.
In the first set, the Peacocks and Stags tied early at 4-4. Fairfield later went on to lead the Peacocks 12-8. Saint Peter's fought to catch up to Fairfield eventually closing in on the Stags, falling behind three points at 10-13. Fairfield then went on a 5-1 run to extend their lead 18-11. A kill by Danielle Lopez propelled the Peacocks to a five-point run falling behind the Stags by two point at 16-18.The Stags pulled away to lead the Peacocks by three at 21-16. The Peacocks added one more point before Fairfield won the set 25-17.
The Peacocks got off to a rough start in the second set as they trailed the Stags by five at 4-9. The Stags continued to lead the Peacocks as they reached the midway point if the set at 13-5. As the game went on, the Peacocks were able to cut the eight point deficit to six as they trailed the Stags 12-18. The Stags held the Peacocks to one more point and won the set, 25-13.
In the final set, the Peacocks played very well against the Stags as they fell short by on one point at 6-7. Fairfield then jumped to a seven point lead at they went on a 7-1 run leading the Peacocks 14-7. Saint Peter's fought to catch up but were unable to close in on the Stags. The Peacocks added six more points to the board and the Stags won the set 25-13.
Up next the Peacocks will host non-conference New Jersey foe, NJIT in the Yanitelli Center on Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm.