St. John's Volleyball Wins Spring Tournament At Fordham

All-American honorable mention and All-BIG EAST First Team member sophomore Karin Palgutova recorded 25 kills during the tournament.

March 31, 2014

QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s volleyball made its spring debut this weekend, taking on Hofstra, Stony Brook and Fordham in the Bronx, N.Y. The Red Storm defeated both Hofstra and host school Fordham, 2-0, and split the match with Stony Brook, 1-1. At 5-1, St. John’s finished with the best overall record at the tournament.

Freshmen Hope Demel, Meagan Milligan, and Danisha Moss made their St. John’s debuts and sophomore Amy Zimmer played for the first time since Oct. 19 after missing time with a concussion.

All-American honorable mention sophomore Karin Palgutova led St. John’s with six kills in the 2-0 (25-22, 25-14) win over Hofstra. Sophomore libero Shawna-Lei Santos held down the back row, while redshirt freshman Briana Guzman and freshman Mona Karkkainen picked up two blocks apiece. All-BIG EAST Second Team member Aleksandra Wachowicz chipped in four kills.

The Red Storm defeated Stony Brook, 25-15, in the first set played, but dropped the second game, 25-17. Palgutova racked up seven kills and three blocks and Guzman recorded four kills and three blocks, while Milligan picked up her first kill in a St. John’s uniform. The second set of the match marked the first playing time for Milligan, Demel, and Moss.

In the last match of the day, St. John’s defeated Fordham, 2-0 (25-19, 25-21), on its home court. Palgutova and Wachowicz led the attack with 12 and seven kills, respectively. Karkkainen picked up four kills, while junior Ashley Boursiquot had three kills and a pair of blocks. Moss also picked up her first block in a Red Storm uniform.



The Red Storm resumes Spring volleyball action on April 12 with a tournament at UConn. St. John’s will then host the 2013 National Champion Penn State volleyball team for a scrimmage on April 13 at 10 a.m. The Red Storm will then wrap up Spring play on April 26 with a tournament at Columbia.

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