Fairfield Defeats Siena to Advance to the 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship Game
Release: November 19, 2016
FAIRFIELD, CT – Fairfield University defeated Siena College, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21) to advance to the 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship Game. The Stags will play in the MAAC Volleyball Championship Game for the second consecutive season. Fairfield defeated Marist College, 3-1 to capture the 2015 MAAC Volleyball Championship, the eighth in program history.
Fairfield was led by senior middle blocker Megan O’Sullivan, who finished with 19 kills and six blocks. O’Sullivan hit a team-high .500 (19-for-36) en route to victory. The 2016 MAAC Volleyball Player of the Year, Skyler Day recorded a double-double with a match-high 24 kills and 16 digs on the afternoon.
Stags’ junior outside hitter Megan Theiller finished with 16 kills and 12 digs for a double-double. The junior added three assists, two aces, and two blocks in the victory. This afternoon, Theiller became the third student-athlete in program history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. Sophomore libero Mallory Bechtold recorded a team-high 25 digs.
Siena’s senior outside hitter Briana Flagg put together a double-double for the Saints. The senior tallied a team-high 17 kills and 13 digs. Freshman middle hitter Kelly Chaney recorded 11 kills and hit .450 (11-for-20) in the match. Senior libero Kalehua Katagiri finished with a match-high 31 digs.
Fairfield University will now face the winner of today’s second semifinal match between two seed Marist College and three seed Quinnipiac University in the 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship Game on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. The 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship takes place at George Bisacca Court at Alumni Hall from the campus of Fairfield University. The game will be aired live on ESPN3.
For all up-to-date information on the 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship, visit maacsports.com/volleyball.