St. John's To Host Fordham In Midweek Matchup On ESPN3

Junior Aleksandra Wachowicz was named to the Georgia Tech All-Tournament last weekend.

Sept. 16, 2013

The Last Meeting
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September 11, 2011
Bronx, N.Y.
St. John's Splits Action At 11th Annual Rose Hill Classic
After placing second at its annual home tournament yesterday, St. John's made the quick trip to the Bronx to play its fifth and sixth match in a five-day span at Fordham's 11th annual Rose Hill Classic on Sunday. The Red Storm lost a thrilling five-set match, 3-2 (25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 21-25, 13-15), to first-time opponent Colorado, but rebounded to take down Fordham, 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-13, 25-20), in the tournament's final contest.

QUEENS, N.Y. – After going 2-1 at the Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic to move to 7-4 on the season, St. John’s will host crosstown rival Fordham (6-5) on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in Carnesecca Arena. Admission is free for all fans and the match will air live on ESPN3.


  • The match will be broadcast live on ESPN 3 with Ralph Bednarczyk and Joe Chojnacki on the call.
  • Fans can access the broadcast on, the WatchESPN app, through Xbox Live, and through Apple TV.
  • Free live stats will also be available via GameTracker.
  • Live updates will also be provided by the official Twitter account: @StJohnsVB




  • Fordham is 6-5 on the season and is 3-2 in its last five matches played.
  • The Rams’ last three wins came against Binghamton (3-1), Hofstra (3-1), and Norfolk State (3-0).
  • Fordham’s last two losses came at Columbia (1-3) and against Boston College (0-3).
  • Senior Lisa Hipp leads the team in kills per set (3.13) and is hitting .118 on the season. She also has the second most digs per set on the team (2.41).
  • In 2012, Fordham went 14-19 overall and 6-8 in the Atlantic 10.
  • St. John’s is 16-1 all-time versus Fordham and has won the last 11 meetings. The only time the Rams beat the Red Storm was Nov. 10, 1999. Fordham won, 3-2, in the Bronx, N.Y.
  • In the last meeting between the two schools (Sept. 11, 2011), St. John’s won, 3-1, in the Bronx, N.Y.


  • Junior Aleksandra Wachowicz and sophomore Karin Palgutova were named to the Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic All-Tournament Team after the team went 2-1 to place second in the event.
  • Palgutova collected double-doubles, recorded 4.30 kills per set on a .243 hitting percentage, and added 3.30 digs per set.
  • Wachowicz had 3.90 kills per set on a .301 hitting percentage and picked up 1.70 digs per set.


  • With 2.72 blocks per set as a team, St. John’s ranks third in the BIG EAST and 28th in the NCAA.
  • With 4.30 kills per set, sophomore Karin Palgutova ranks first in the BIG EAST and 19th in the NCAA.
  • With 4.86 points per set, Palgutova also ranks first in the BIG EAST and 22nd in the NCAA.
  • With 1.35 blocks per set, sophomore Amy Zimmer ranks second in the BIG EAST and 30th in the NCAA.


St. John’s will embark on its longest road trip of the season with a four-match swing in New England, beginning with a visit to Smithfield, R.I., for the Bryant Invitational. First, the Red Storm will play Stony Brook for the second time this season on Friday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. before taking on UMass-Lowell and host school Bryant on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Then, St. John’s will head up to Boston, Mass. for a matinee match at Northeastern on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.

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