Volleyball Splits Pair on Final Day of Shark Invitational

Volleyball Splits Pair on Final Day of Shark Invitational
Samara Ferriera wasthe hitting star for the Bucs on the second day of the tournament. Photo by JC Ridley.
DAVIE, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers split a pair of matches at the NSU Shark Invitational on Saturday, dropping a five-set thriller to Michigan Tech (25-18,25-19,23-25,16-25,15-4), then bouncing back to toppled the Mighty Oaks of Oakland City 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-11).
The Bucs (3-1) dropped the first two sets to the Huskies (2-1), but rallied for the next two to force a deciding set. Samara Ferreira had 10 kills and a .471 attack percentage, while Ady Alcantara had 19 digs.
In the final match, the Bucs held the Mighty Oaks (2-6) to a .071 attack percentage and had nine service aces. Alcantara led the way with 12 kills, while Julia Teixeira had a double-double with 10 kills and 16 digs. Spencer Rigg added 17 digs.

 Audio clip of head coach Frederico Santos

 Listen to head coach Frederico Santos talk about the game

“I think it (the tournament) went great,” Barry head coach Frederico Santos said after the final match. “I think any time you compete, it’s a measuring stick of where you are in practice and how things are improving. We came here. We played. We saw the things we need to work onto make our season successful.”
The Bucs travel to the Chatham Orthopedics Pirate Volleyball Classic at Armstrong Atlantic next Friday and Saturday before returning home to the Heal & Sports Center on Sept. 15 to host Nova Southeastern at 7:00 pm.
                            Short Box Score (Match)
                          Barry University Buccaneers
                Michigan Tech vs Barry (09/05/09 at Davie, Fla.)
  Michigan Tech def. Barry 25-18,25-19,23-25,16-25,15-4
  Michigan Tech (2-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kristine Sexton 16-0-3;
  Amanda Vogt 11-0-4; Veronica Armstrong 9-0-1; Lyndsey Dixon 9-0-0;
  Lindsey Sathre 7-0-1; Madeline Haben 4-0-5; Alex Schwalbe 4-0-0;
  Rachel Glisch 4-2-0; Kathleen Storm 3-0-1; Kaitlin Wiza 3-1-1; Totals
  70-3-10.0. (Assists) - Madeline Haben 52. (Dig leaders) - Veronica
  Armstrong 17; Kaari Nevanen 16; Madeline Haben 12; Lyndsey Dixon 11
  Barry (2-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julia Teixeira 11-0-3; Samara
  Ferreira 10-2-3; Julia Ridley 8-0-4; Ady Alcantara 6-1-1; Stefanie
  Sveiven 5-0-4; Libby Walter 3-2-0; Lovisa Johansson 1-0-2; Spenser
  Rigg 1-0-0; Totals 45-5-9.0. (Assists) - Libby Walter 32. (Dig
  leaders) - Ady Alcantara 19; Spenser Rigg 14; Julia Ridley 13; Julia
  Teixeira 8
  Site: Davie, Fla. (University Center)
  Date: 09/05/09       Attend: 73   Time: 2:00   
  Referees: Pedro Leon Garcia, Dave Greenley
                            Short Box Score (Match)
                          Barry University Buccaneers
                Oakland City vs Barry (09/05/09 at Davie, Fla.)
  Barry def. Oakland City 25-18,25-17,25-11
  Oakland City (2-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Brittany Negley 8-0-0; Emily
  Prewitt 7-1-1; Lee Ann Kluesner 5-1-0; Glenna Jolliff 2-0-2; Alicia
  Hartley 1-0-0; Allison Eads 1-0-0; Emily Andrews 1-0-0; Totals
  25-2-2.0. (Assists) - Allison Eads 20. (Dig leaders) - Brittany Negley
  11; Emily Prewitt 10; Allison Eads 9
  Barry (3-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Ady Alcantara 12-0-2; Julia Teixeira
  10-5-2; Samara Ferreira 8-1-3; Stefanie Sveiven 4-0-2; Julia Ridley
  4-0-0; Lovisa Johansson 4-0-0; Milena Bukinac 1-0-0; Libby Walter
  1-1-0; Julie Priester 1-0-0; Amie Manke 0-1-0; Spenser Rigg 0-1-0;
  Totals 45-9-5.0. (Assists) - Julie Priester 23; Libby Walter 13. (Dig
  leaders) - Spenser Rigg 17; Julia Teixeira 16; Amie Manke 9; Ady
  Alcantara 8
  Site: Davie, Fla. (University Center)
  Date: 09/05/09       Attend: 119   Time: 1:00   
  Referees: Rick Lomibao, Mark Mills, Eric McCans