Volleyball Falls to Marist on Day Two of the South Bay Battle

Volleyball Falls to Marist on Day Two of the South Bay Battle

South Bay Battle Preview

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Marist did not look like a winless team on the second day of the South Bay Battle, a tournament co-hosted by Santa Clara volleyball and San José State.

Megan Fergus tallied 19 kills, Halle Carter distributed 36 assists and the Red Foxes (2-6) held the Broncos (7-2) to a season-low .179 attack percentage in claiming a 25-18, 25-21, 25-23 victory on Friday.

Julia Sangiacomo had 10 kills and Michelle Shaffer posted nine kills and 14 assists for the Broncos, who knocked off San Jose State in Thursday's tournament opener.

Marist was resilient throughout the match, especially in the third set.

After trailing most of the opening two sets, Santa Clara led by as many as seven points in the third until the Red Foxes made a run. A kill from Shaffer pushed the lead to 15-12 but two attack errors sandwiched around a service ace by Morgan Owens tied it up.

The set was tied seven more times before Marist closed it out. Marist's Sarah Austin produced two of her eight kills after the set was tied at 22-all and the match ended on an attack error, one of 18 in the contest by the Broncos.

The Red Foxes opened the day by defeating Northern Colorado 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 20-25, 15-10 in Leavey Center.


The Broncos close out play in the South Bay Battle on Saturday when they face Northern Colorado at 1 p.m. in Leavey Center. San José State will play Marist at 2 p.m. in Spartan Gym.


Season or single-game tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Doors to Leavey Center, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the match.

There is no tournament pass for matches played in Leavey Center; each attendee must purchase a ticket for each match. Click here to purcahse tickets for the Marist vs. Northern Colorado match.


Camper Reunion Night - Any summer camper will receive free admission to each of the three Santa Clara matches by wearing their camp T-shirt. This promotion does not apply to the Marist vs. Northern Colorado match.


For weekday matches, the Leavey Center lot (see below for access), located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to first serve. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located adjacent to Stevens Stadium on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions. The construction of the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center has necessitated the closure of the main entrance (off Accolti Way) to the Leavey Center parking lot. Access is now ONLY directly from El Camino Real (Route 82). If you are traveling east on El Camino Real, the Leavey lot entrance will be approximately 150 yards on the right (enter through the black iron gate) after you pass the main campus entrance. If you are traveling west on El Camino, make a u-turn at the main campus entrance at Palm Drive/Railroad Ave and follow the same directions.

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