Danisha Moss now ranks second in Red Storm history for career total blocks
Sept. 30, 2017
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QUEENS, N.Y. – Closing out its first home weekend of BIG EAST play, the St. John’s volleyball team fell to No.14 Creighton, 3-0 (25-15 25-20, 25-19) on Saturday night at Carnesecca Arena.
The three-time defending BIG EAST regular season and tournament champion, Creighton (11-4, 4-0 BIG EAST) hit at a .383 clip for the evening and recorded 10 blocks.
Julia Cast led the Red Storm (9-10, 1-3 BIG EAST) offense with a team-high nine kills, while Erica Di Maulo distributed 28 assists with five digs for the match.
With two more blocks on Saturday night, Danisha Moss moved into second in Red Storm history with 399 rejections in the Toronto native’s decorated St. John’s career. Hanna Wagner, who currently ranks second in the BIG EAST in hitting percentage, picked up six kills on 10 swings.
A freshman from Texas, Kayley Wood notched seven kills at a .278 clip, while Delaney D’Amore finished with a match-high 12 digs. Aiding D’Amore in the back row, Amanda Sanabia tallied five digs.
The Bluejays, who made the NCAA quarterfinals in 2016, jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the first stanza and the Red Storm would not be able to come back as Creighton took the first set, 25-15. Cast led all players in the opening set with five kills, while Di Maulo dished out 10 assists.
Creighton opened the next set on a 10-2 run, before the Red Storm cut the lead to five on two different occasions, but the Bluejays held off St. John’s for a 25-20 victory. Four different Johnnies recorded two kills apiece in the second set.
The third set of the match went back-and-forth with the score even at eight, and then Creighton took a slight lead at 14-13. The Bluejays won the next four points, forcing the Red Storm to issue a timeout and then Creighton took a 22-17 advantage. A fire alarm in Carnesecca Arena suspended play for 15 minutes, before the Bluejays finished off the match with a 25-19 set victory behind nine kills in the frame by Taryn Kloth.
St. John’s returns to the court in just four days as the Johnnies play host to Villanova on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. for a Wednesday night showdown, which will be aired on the BIG EAST Digital Network.