JOLIET, IL – Opening conference play on the road is never easy, especially when the opponent is a defending co-champion and league tournament titlist. Such was the case Tuesday night as Governors State fell to St. Francis 13-25, 15-25, 14-25 at the Sullivan Center.
GSU (4-2, 0-1 CCAC) suffered its worst offensive performance of the season, hitting a minus .100 while USF (4-5, 1-0 CCAC) converted at a .293 clip. The Jaguars managed just 17 kills — Ashley Pickert lead the way with six and rookie Malika Johnson finished with five — against a Fighting Saints defense that saw six different players record blocks.
"We didn't do a very good job of communicating tonight, and overall we know we can play better than we showed," said GSU Head Coach Pedro Gonzalez. "We have a lot of work to do, but the season is still young."
GSU returns home to host Trinity Christian on Thursday at 7 p.m.