09/22/2010 – The women's volleyball team was defeated by Madonna University 3-1, as the Saints and Crusaders renewed this up and coming rivalry. The loss sends Aquinas' record to 1-1 in the league and 6-8 overall, while Madonna improves to 2-1 in the WHAC and 9-6 overall.
The Saints drew first blood as Aquinas overcame a 15-8 and a 20-15 deficit in game one. The Saints rallied down the stretch out scoring the Crusaders 10-1 to take game one. Madonna maintained composure and went onto take the next three games (25-17,25-18,25-20) to win the match three games to one.
The Saints were led by Jessica Curtis' eleven kills and Sarah LeClair's 15 digs. Senior Katie Vander Meer recorded 33 assists, nine digs and three kills.
Aquinas will return to action on Thursday as the Saints travel to Indiana Tech (13-4, 4-0 WHAC) to battle the #15 ranked Warriors.