College of St. Joseph's volleyball team traveled to SUNY Delhi Wednesday night, where they were defeated in three sets (27-25, 25-18, 25-18).
The first set was on track to end in favor of CSJ. The Fighting Saints played with confidence and found themselves ahead 22-18, three points away from a victory. The Broncos experienced a surge of momentum by way of six straight points late in the set, allowing them to come-from-behind and triumph 27-25.
Sets two and three were back-and-forth points for each team early on. But the Fighting Saints were unable to register a win, or a set as close as the first, falling 25-18 in the final two sets.
CSJ's Head Coach Fe Costa said her team played well overall, but knows they have the talent to seal the deal and capture wins in close matches.
"We need to be able to close sets. Minimize our mistakes is our everyday battle in practice, last night we gave too many (easy) points," Costa said.
Kristen Maslanka led the Broncos (1-5) with 10 kills and Mikayla Catherman recorded a match-high 16 digs.
The Fighting Saints (2-4) will to get back on the winning-track this weekend in Maine.
"I am proud of them because they fought until the end. However, I tell them that volleyball is a game where little details make us win or lose. Unfortunately last night we were not able to control these details," Costa said.