UNIVERSITY PARK, IL – Coming a challenging weekend hosting the CCAC Crossover, things didn't get any easier for Governors State as St. Francis invaded the Athletics & Recreation Center and came away with a 25-13, 25-15, 25-7 victory on Tuesday night. The loss dropped GSU (11-11) to 1-7 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference action while USF (12-16) improved to 6-4 in league play.
GSU's offense finished the match with a negative hitting percentage (-0.34), as the team committed 20 unforced errors against 17 kills on 87 attempts. Ashley Pickert finished with a team-high eight kills. The Fighting Saints hit .312 with four different players recording five kills or more.
"This wasn't one of our better efforts tonight," said GSU Head Coach Pedro Gonzalez. "Against a good team like St. Francis, you can't afford to make too many mistakes and it's imperative you hit the ball well."
Having played seven of eight matches at home, GSU hits the road to take on Trinity Christian Thursday in CCAC action.