Bulls Drop A Pair At Cleveland State Invite
|Eastern Kentucky (3-6)||25||25||25||18||15||3|
Christine Fritsche - 15
B: Liz Scott - 3
D: Kelly Svoboda - 17
SA: Kaja Schirmer - 3
PLAGENS, Alexis - 17
B: 2 Players (#2, #7 - 3)
D: OTT, Dena - 22
SA: OTT, Dena - 3
|TEAM STATISTICS||Buffalo||Eastern Kentucky|
|In Progress - 3rd||1||2||3||4||5||T|
2 Players (#14, #23 - 10)
B: 2 Players (#2, #22 - 2)
D: 2 Players (#23, #33 - 15)
SA: Mary Grassano - 2
Liz Scott - 8
B: Akeila Lain - 3
D: Dana Musil - 10
SA: 2 Players (#1, #7 - 1)
CLEVELAND, OH – The University at Buffalo volleyball team lost its two matches on Saturday afternoon at the Cleveland State Invite, dropping its record to 3-6 on the season.
The Bulls dropped the morning contest to Oakland 25-15, 25-23, 25-21 as they were unable to overcome a big Golden Grizzly run in the first set. Oakland hit .243 for the contest, while the Bulls were only able to hit .157. Despite the big run from Oakland in the opening set, Buffalo was still within striking distance in the second and third, but could not close out their opposition.
Sophomore Liz Scott had eight kills for Buffalo in the loss, while freshman Tahleia Bishop added seven kills. Megan Lipski and Carissa McKenna each finished with five kills. Junior Dana Musil finished with 10 digs defensively, while Kelly Svoboda added nine.
In the nightcap, Buffalo nearly overcame a 2-0 deficit, but fell in the fifth set to Eastern Kentucky. The Bulls dropped the contest, 25-23, 25-18, 25-27, 18-25, 15-12, despite outhitting their opponent. The downfall for UB was 18 service errors in the match.
Junior Christine Fritsche finished with a season-high 15 kills, while Scott added 12 against Eastern Kentucky. Defensively, three Bulls finished in double figures in digs led by 17 from Svoboda. Musil finished with 14 digs, while Scott had 10. Junior Dani Reinert finished with 47 assists.
The Bulls will return home next weekend when they host the Blue and White Classic. UB opens play against Dartmouth on Friday night at 7:00 pm.