Quinnipiac Defeats Marist to Advance to the 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship Game
Release: November 19, 2016
FAIRFIELD, CT – Quinnipiac University defeated Marist College, 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24) to advance to the 2016 MAAC Volleyball Championship Game. The Bobcats will play in their first MAAC Volleyball Championship Game in program history.
Quinnipiac’s sophomore setter Kat Miller recorded a double-double in the Bobcats’ semifinal victory. Miller finished the match with a team-high 13 kills and 10 digs. The sophomore added four blocks on the evening.
Bobcats’ junior middle hitter Elizabeth Kloos registered 10 kills and four blocks. Kloos hit a team-high .381 (10-for-21) en route to victory. Senior middle hitter Allison Leigh notched eight kills, three blocks, and hit .350 (8-for-20). Sophomore outside hitter Jen Coffey recorded 12 kills and freshman setter Maria Pansari tallied a match-high 43 assists, seven digs, and three aces.
Freshman outside hitter Nikki DeSerpa led Marist with 16 kills and five digs. DeSerpa hit .556 (16-for-27) in the match. The 2016 MAAC Volleyball Rookie of the Year, Megan Fergus added 14 kills and four blocks for the Red Foxes. Senior libero Lexi Millington registered a match-high 15 digs.
The Bobcats hit .266 (51-for-124) on the evening, while the Red Foxes hit .224 (57-for-134) as team.
Quinnipiac will now face the number one seed Fairfield 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.