The host Rider Broncs overcame a 2-0 deficit by winning three-straight games to drop the Canisius College Golden Griffins by a 3-2 (21-30, 27-30, 30-24, 31-29, 15-5) count Saturday afternoon in MAAC volleyball action in Lawrenceville, N.J. The win improves Rider to 13-12 overall and 4-3 in MAAC play, while the Griffs slip to 10-14 overall and 3-4 in league action.
Rider had four players post double figures in the kills column, led by senior Jaclyn Levi, who pounded down a match-high 25 kills on 86 attack attemtps. Levi was also credited with 34 digs, two assists and a service ace in the win. Teammate Stefanie Lombardo was credited 18 kills and a match-high 35 digs for the Broncs, while setter Jennifer Lane finised the match with 66 assists. The Rider win marks just the second victory in the nine previous meetings between these two schools.
Canisius senior Christina Wildes (right) led the offensive charge for the Blue and Gold with 20 kills on 93 attemtps. She also posted 21 digs, two solo blocks and an assist in the loss. Sophomore Mary Boller registered 16 kills, four solo blocks, three digs and an ace for Canisius, while fellow sophomore Emily McNabb was credited with a career-high 14 kills in the losing effort. Senior Kim Hoffman scored her 57th career double-double with 11 kills and 23 digs. Freshman setter Lauren Lackovich passed out 52 assists, with fellow freshman Jess Stackhouse posting a team-high 29 digs.
As a team, Canisius registered 10 blocks and hit .166. Rider posted a .186-team hitting percentage and registered eight team blocks.
The Griffs will return to action Sunday, Nov. 7, with a MAAC match at Loyola. Action is set to begin at 1 p.m.