By Michael Otero
The Pioneers served up a weekend set of games on Thursday, Sept. 24, against Molloy College and managed to upend their opponents 3-1.
After trailing early in the first set, the Pioneers ended up taking that set 25-21 and didn’t look back. In their 3-1 match victory, freshman outside hitter, Rachel Londot, totaled 17 digs and 14 kills while senior setter, Monica Amador, and sophomore outside hitter, Danielle Valenza, each posted 10 kills of their own.
In their next match against Stonehill College two days later, the Pioneers kept up their winning ways as they outlasted their opponents in five sets. The Pioneers showed resilience, rallying when down, and even after allowing Stonehill to tie the match in the second and fourth set.
The pivotal part of the game came in the fifth set when junior middle hitter, Taryn McCullouch, put down four of her ten kills during a game-changing 8-0 run, which gave LIU all the momentum.