Leigh ties Quinnipiac school blocks record, slams winning point

October 31, 2016

Allison Leigh volleyball

Allison Leigh

What a night it was Sunday for Allison Leigh.

The Palmer native slammed the winning point on the same night she tied a Quinnipiac University volleyball school record in a four-set win over Rider in Hamden, Connecticut.

Leigh, of Colony High fame, matched the school’s record at the NCAA D1 level with her 145th block of the year, a solo block late in the third set. The team moved from D2 to D1 in 1998.

The 6-foot-3 middle hitter finished with 13 kills on a sparkling .423 attack percentage. She added four blocks and scored 15.5 points, second most on the team.

Leigh ranks fifth all-time at Quinnipiac with 331 blocks.

She delivered the winning kill at 24-23 in the fourth set to help the Bobcats clinch a MAAC Tournament berth, their first postseason ticket since 2002.

With the win, Quinnipiac is now 19-9 overall, one win shy of a 20-win season, which would double the previous school record for wins in a season as full D1 members [10 set in 2000 and matched in 2002].