GSU Swept in Conference Opener at St. Francis
Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 5, 2017
Malika Johnson gets low for a dig against the Fighting Saints
Malika Johnson gets low for a dig against the Fighting Saints
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Governor State
25-13,25-15,25-14
(RV)St. Francis

JOLIET, IL – Opening conference play on the road is never easy, especially when the opponent is a defending co-champion and league tournament titlist. Such was the case Tuesday night as Governors State fell to St. Francis 13-25, 15-25, 14-25 at the Sullivan Center.

GSU (4-2, 0-1 CCAC) suffered its worst offensive performance of the season, hitting a minus .100 while USF (4-5, 1-0 CCAC) converted at a .293 clip. The Jaguars managed just 17 kills — Ashley Pickert lead the way with six and rookie Malika Johnson finished with five — against a Fighting Saints defense that saw six different players record blocks.

"We didn't do a very good job of communicating tonight, and overall we know we can play better than we showed," said GSU Head Coach Pedro Gonzalez. "We have a lot of work to do, but the season is still young."

GSU returns home to host Trinity Christian on Thursday at 7 p.m.

 
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Record: 7-4 Home: 1-1 Away: 1-2 Neutral: 5-1 CCAC: 1-2