DePaul Pulls Off Five Set Comeback Win Over St. John's

Sophomore Karin Palgutova led the match with 22 kills.

Nov. 8, 2013

Box Score

CHICAGO – St. John’s had three players register double-doubles, but the team lost to DePaul, 3-2 (25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 8-15), on Friday night in Chicago, Ill. The Red Storm won the first two sets, hitting a combined .366, but the Blue Demons came back to tie the match at 2-2 and won the fifth set, 15-8.

DePaul out-hit St. John’s, .296-.257, and out-blocked the Red Storm, 11.0-8.0. St. John’s fell to 15-12 overall and 4-7 in BIG EAST, while DePaul improved to 16-9 and 2-9 in conference play.

Sophomore Karin Palgutova led the match with 22 kills and added 14 digs for her team-best 12th double-double of the season. She hit .277 and added four blocks.

Coming off of a career-best performance vs. Creighton, sophomore Yaidy Santiago hit .302 and recorded 18 kills on 14 digs – both of which are new career-highs. She also collected her second double-double in as many matches.

Sophomore setter Deniz Mutlugil added her seventh double-double of the season by collecting a career-high 61 assists and 12 digs. She has now posted 60 or more assists twice this season – an achievement no member of the Red Storm has accomplished since Wioleta Leszczynska did so on 2007.



Junior Ashley Boursiquot led the match in blocks with seven and also tied a career-high for kills with 10, hitting to a .304 percentage. Also in the middle, redshirt freshman Briana Guzman recorded seven kills on a .333 percentage and added a block.

In the back row, sophomore Shawna-Lei Santos led the team with 20 digs and added five assists. Junior Morgan Thomas recorded seven digs.

Junior Aleksandra Wachowicz contributed 15 kills on a .156 hitting percentage.


St. John’s will take on Marquette on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. ET in Milwaukee, Wis.


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