QUEENS, N.Y. (Feb. 5, 2021) – Immediately after kicking off the spring 2021 season with a 4-established victory versus Fordham, the St. John’s volleyball crew will strike the road all over again when it meets Temple on Saturday afternoon at McGonigle Hall.
The contest is scheduled to fall underway at 3 p.m. on ESPN+ with Kevin Copp and Nicki Jones on the phone.
The Johnnies (1-) enter Saturday’s conference with the Owls (2-) on the heels of a four-set get in their period opener against Fordham on Wednesday night. Preseason Massive EAST Participant of the Calendar year Efrosini Alexakou posted a match-higher 16 kills in the win, as junior libero Sheena Yoshioka gathered a vocation-high 21 digs.
Senior outside the house hitter Klara Mikelova picked up wherever she left off in 2019, placing down 15 kills whilst hitting at a .303 clip. Setter Tiziana Baumrukova recorded a double-double, dishing out 46 helpers and registering 10 digs.
Center blocker Maria Angelica Palacios dominated on the defensive side of the ball for the Crimson Storm, leading the squad with 9 blocks.
As a staff, the Johnnies led the Rams in points, kills, aces, assists and digs.
Temple enters Saturday’s matchup on a two-match get streak soon after defeating Morgan State in five sets and taking down Large EAST foe UConn in 4 sets on Jan. 30. A preseason poll of the league’s coaches picked the Owls to finish third in the American Athletic Conference’s East Division after closing out the 2019 period with a 12-15 (3-13 AAC) document.
Junior appropriate aspect hitter Peyton Boyd was selected to the preseason All-Meeting team, recording 142 kills and ranking ninth in the AAC with a .303 hitting percentage previous period.
Miray Bolukbasi, a junior outdoors hitter, posted a match-significant 18 kills in opposition to Morgan Condition and 23 kills in Temple’s 4-established win more than UConn. She sales opportunities the Owls with 41 kills this yr.
Saturday will mark the sixth all-time meeting in between St. John’s and Temple, with the Owls holding a 4-1 gain.