Bill Ziskin Volleyball Overpowers Siena, Opens Home Slate with 3-0 Sweep UAlbany Sports Information 09-23-2018 Related Links Volleyball Sweeps Siena in Home Opener Box Score Sign Up For Free Email Updates Volleyball Score: UAlbany 3, Siena 0 Location: Albany, N.Y. — Alumni Gym Records: UAlbany (6-7) | Siena (1-13) Short Story: The UAlbany volleyball team opened its 2018 home slate with a straight set sweep against Siena on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Grace Cozad, who hit .417 on the day, led the Great Danes with a career-high 13 kills. Head Coach MJ Engstrom “I thought there was a great home crowd today. The girls responded positively to the environment and I was impressed with their ability to stay focused throughout the entirety of the match.” “I think coach Ozols is doing a great job with a Siena squad that is going through a rebuilding year. We look forward to renewing the Great Dane and Saints rivalry.” Key Stats: The Great Danes hit .393 as a team, including a .464 mark in set three. Nicole Otero posted a season-best 25 digs in the tilt while Courtney O’Connell’s five blocks were a season high. UAlbany held Siena to a -.009 hitting percentage. The Saints could not find an answer for the Great Dane’s front row that combined for nine total team blocks. The Great Danes had three different players record double-digit digs in the contest. Anna Chalupa (13) and Akuabata Okenwa (12) joined Nicole Otero who paced all players with 25 digs of her own. Notables: Grace Cozad earned a career-best 13 kills. Anderson Vaughan set a new career high with 39 assists. Anna Chalupa picked up a career-high 13 digs. Taylor Didawick earned her first career kill. Back in Action: UAlbany kicks off conference play next Friday, Sept. 28, when it welcomes Binghamton to Alumni Gym. The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m.