Volleyball Rolls Past Knights

Volleyball Rolls Past Knights
Libby Walter had 34 assists and 15 digs in the Buccaneer win. Photo by J.C. Ridley.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball team rolled through the Lynn University Knights (7-4, 1-2 SSC) in three games (25-19, 25-20, 25-23) on Tuesday evening in the Health & Sports Center.

The Bucs (6-1, 3-0 SSC) got out to a 9-7 lead in the early part of set one. Barry took seven of the next eight points to push the lead to 16-8. Julia Teixeira and Lovisa Johansson had kills in the run while Teixeira added an ace. Barry moved out to a 22-14 lead before Lynn took five of six points to cut the lead to 23-19. Yet two Barry kills, one by Ady Alcantara and one by Lanie Muys, gave the Bucs the 25-19 win.

In set two the teams were evenly matches through 7-7 before Lynn took an 11-9 lead. Barry took three of the next four points with the help of two Alcantara kills to tie it at 12-12. Neither team was able to gain more than a one point lead through 20-20 until the Bucs took five straight to end the game. Two Melina Bukinac service aces and kills by Stefanie Sveiven and Libby Walter helped the Bucs to the 25-20 win.

In the third and final set, Barry took the lead at 8-7 and never looked back. The Bucs held a 20-15 lead before Lynn fought back and got close at 23-21. However the Bucs proved too much in the end and took the final two points they needed off a Walter Kill and a Knight hitting error.

For the match, Teixeira led all hitters with 15 kills. Alcantara had nine and Sveiven had seven. Walter paced the offense with 34 assists and led the squad on defense with 15 digs.

The Bucs return to action on Friday, September 24 when they travel to Melbourne to take on Florida Tech. Fans can listen to the game live by visiting Game Central on the Buccaneer homepage.

Short Box Score (Match)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Lynn vs Barry (09/21/2010 at Miami Shores, Fla.)

Barry def. Lynn 25-19,25-20,25-23

Lynn (7-4, 1-2 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Haley Pratt 7-0-3; Kala
Abdell 6-0-4; Mallory Deneen 6-0-0; Sophie Gagnon 6-0-5; Chelsey
Semprini 5-0-1; Katie Bradley 4-0-0; Devon Woolard 0-0-1; Totals
34-0-8.0. (Assists) - Devon Woolard 29. (Dig leaders) - Lacy Redwine
17; Katie Bradley 9; Darian Weppner 8

Barry (6-1, 3-0 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julia Teixeira 15-1-1; Ady
Alcantara 9-0-0; Stefanie Sveiven 7-1-2; Lanie Muys 6-0-1; Lovisa
Johansson 3-0-1; Libby Walter 2-0-1; Alicia Guerrero 0-1-0; Milena
Bukinac 0-3-0; Totals 42-6-4.0. (Assists) - Libby Walter 34. (Dig
leaders) - Libby Walter 15; Ady Alcantara 12; Julia Teixeira 11; Amie
Manke 11; Milena Bukinac 10

Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (HSC)
Date: 09/21/2010 Attend: 165 Time: 1:33
Referees: Moises Santiago, Steven Dalton