Volleyball Blackens Reddies To Open The Season

Libby Walter led the Bucs to a .319 attack percentage in match one. Photo by JC Ridley.
DAVIE, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers opened the 2009 volleyball season with a 3-1 win (25-11, 12-25, 25-18, 25-22) over the Henderson State Lady Reddies at the NSU Shark Invitational at the Taft Center on Friday.
 
The Bucs grabbed hold of the first set in the second rotation as Ady Alcantara served nine straight points to put them up 9-1. The Bucs shut down the Reddies’ service game with an 81 sideout percentage.
 

 Audio clip of head coach Frederico Santos

 Listen to head coach Frederico Santos talk about the game

Henderson State came back to even the match in set two. HSU libero Bethany Wright served six straight points to erase a 16-15 Barry lead and the Reddie held on for the equalizer.
 
In the third set, coach Frederico Santos went the to bench for Julie Priester and Lovisa Johansson and the pair sparked the Bucs over the final two sets.
 
“I think Julie Priester and Lovisa Johansson came great out of the bench and gave us a spark,” Santos said. “From then on it was just a question of believing we could close out the match.”
 
Alcantara led the Bucs with 17 kills, while Julia Teixiera added 13 and Julia Ridley had 12. Spenser Rigg had 23  digs, while Alcantara and Ridley closed out double-doubles with 16 and 12 digs respectively. Setter Libby Walter directed the offense to a .319 attack percentage with 37 assists.
 
The Bucs take on Winona State later tonight at 7:00 pm and close out the tournament on Saturday against Michigan Tech (12:30 pm) and Oakland City (5:30 pm).
 
 
                            Short Box Score (Match)
                          Barry University Buccaneers
               Henderson State vs Barry (09/04/09 at Davie, Fla.)
 
  Barry def. Henderson State 25-11,21-25,25-18,25-22
 
  Henderson State (1-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tatiana Kuhn 19-0-0; Robin
  Law 11-0-2; Shawana Watkins 6-0-3; Stephanie Batcheldor 3-2-0;
  Michelle Long 2-0-2; Tagata Fo'a 1-1-0; Shannon Todd 1-0-3; Brettany
  Moore 1-0-1; Bethany Wright 0-2-0; Melissa Silva 0-3-0; Totals
  44-8-6.0. (Assists) - Tagata Fo'a 20; Stephanie Batcheldor 12. (Dig
  leaders) - Bethany Wright 26; Tatiana Kuhn 9; Melissa Silva 9
 
  Barry (1-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Ady Alcantara 17-2-1; Julia Teixeira
  13-0-1; Julia Ridley 12-1-1; Stefanie Sveiven 8-0-4; Lovisa Johansson
  4-0-0; Libby Walter 3-1-3; Julie Priester 2-0-0; Samara Ferreira
  1-2-2; Spenser Rigg 0-1-0; Totals 60-7-6.0. (Assists) - Libby Walter
  37. (Dig leaders) - Spenser Rigg 23; Ady Alcantara 16; Julia Ridley
  12; Libby Walter 8
 
  Site: Davie, Fla. (University Center)
  Date: 09/04/09       Attend:     Time: 2:45   
  Referees: Ric Lomibao, Nancy Lefeve
 
Buccaneers Rally Past Warriors
 
DAVIE, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers rallied past the Winona State Warriors 3-0 (25-17,28-26,25-19) at the NSU Shark Invitational on Saturday night.

 Audio clip of head coach Frederico Santos

 Listen to head coach Frederico Santos talk about the game

The Bucs trailed late in the first two sets but rallied to win and carried the momentum through the third set.

In set one, the Bucs trailed 16-15, but scored 10 of the last 11 points. Samara Ferreira served the last six points of the set to secure the win.

In the second set, they trailed 21-19, rallied for a 23-21 lead, then had to go into extra points for the victory. Ferreira again served out for the set.

Set three was a more stable affair. The Bucs jumped out to a 10-5 lead and cruised to the win.

Julia Teixeira led the team with 14 kills and Ady Alcantara added 11. Libby Walter had a double-double with 29 assists and a team-high 12 digs.

Short Box Score (Match)
Barry University Buccaneers
Winona State vs Barry (09/04/2009 at Davie, Fla.)


Barry def. Winona State 25-17,28-26,25-19

Winona State (2-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Daly, Kerry 8-0-2;
Stankowski, Carmen 8-0-2; Peterson, Jessi 5-0-0; Weatherly, Victoria
4-0-0; Padley, Jenna 3-0-2; Brown, Lauren 2-0-1; Penebaker, Kelsey
2-0-1; Lohff, Kathy 1-0-0; Bogue, Krista 1-0-0; Finkel, Maggie 0-1-0;
McGowan, Shannon 0-1-0; Totals 34-2-4.0. (Assists) - Weatherly,
Victoria 22. (Dig leaders) - McGowan, Shannon 15; Stankowski, Carmen
10; Brown, Lauren 10; Weatherly, Victoria 10

Barry (2-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julia Teixeira 14-1-3; Ady Alcantara
11-0-2; Julia Ridley 9-0-4; Stefanie Sveiven 4-0-2; Samara Ferreira
4-2-5; Libby Walter 1-2-1; Spenser Rigg 1-2-0; Totals 44-7-9.0.
(Assists) - Libby Walter 29. (Dig leaders) - Libby Walter 12; Spenser
Rigg 11; Ady Alcantara 9; Julia Teixeira 8

Site: Davie, Fla. (University Center)
Date: 09/04/2009 Attend: Time: 1:20
Referees: Mills, Dalton

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