NEWARK, NJ - The Saint Peter's University women's volleyball team dropped an out of conference match to NJIT 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-21) Tuesday night.
"We came out without the energy necessary to complete," said head coach Amable Martinez. "We picked it up in the second and third set as we jumped out in front still having trouble due to inconsistencies."
Leaders for NJIT were Tess Albyn with 16 kills, Alyssa Armada with 13 kills and Liz Benson with 45 assists.
After a nine-point first set, Saint Peter's started the second set with high energy scoring the first four points leading 4-0, then extending their lead to 6-2. Eventually the Highlanders caught up to the Peacocks falling behind just one point at 8-9. The Peacocks held onto the one point lead up until 14-13, before the Highlanders broke away into a six point stretch jumping into the lead at 19-14. The Peacocks scored one more point before the Highlanders won the set 25-15.
Like the second set, the Peacocks led the Highlanders early at 5-1. Later on in the set, the teams went point for point, tying the score four times at 13, 14, 15, and 16. NJIT was able to take the lead, scoring four points in a row. Saint Peter's continued to play hard, however, they were unable to overcome the deficit and dropped the set, 25-21.
The Peacocks will resume conference play on the road this weekend. On Saturday, October 24, the Peacocks will play at Siena and on Sunday the 25th, they will play at Marist. Both matches are scheduled to start at 1pm.