Volleyball Takes Panthers In Straight Sets

Volleyball Takes Panthers In Straight Sets
Milena Bukinac had four kills and two aces to help the Bucs to the win. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball teamed moved to 14-4 overall and 9-3 in the conference with a three-set sweep of the Florida Tech Panthers (10-17, 1-11) in the Health & Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
In the first set, Julia Texieira had the Bucs’ first six kills en route to an 11-3 lead. Florida Tech had two three-point runs to help them close the gap to 17-13 late in the game. Six more Buccaneer kills and a number of Florida Tech errors gave the Bucs a 24-19 lead before Alicia Guerrero ended it with a service ace.
Like set one, the Bucs took big leads to open the second set. Barry got out to a 13-5 lead with the help of nine combined kills from Teixeira, Libby Walter, Lanie Muys, Ady Alcantara, and Milena Bukinac. The Bucs continued pressing, getting out to a 22-8 lead  at which both teams were cited for service-rotation errors.
The Panthers bounced back and scored eight of nine points to cut the lead to 23-16. Yet kills by Teixeira and Muys gave the Bucs the win in set two, 25-16.
In set three the teams were evenly matched throughout the early part of the game. Tied 7-7, Barry took six of nine points, with the help of kills by Muys and Teixeira and aces by Alcantara and Bukinac, to take a 13-9 lead.  The Bucs were strong down the stretch and held on to win set three 25-18.
For the match, Barry hit .400 or above in each of the three sets for a combined .474 attack percentage. Teixeira led the way with 20 kills while Muys added 10. Libby Walter was a dig shy of a double-double with 37 assists and 9 digs. The Bucs had 6 total aces, two apiece from Bukinac and Alcantara, and one each from Teixeira and Guerrero.
The Bucs return to action on Friday, Nov. 5 when they host Rollins for a Code Red game in the Health & Sports Center at 7:00 pm. Buccaneer fans can listen to the action live at GameCentral.
Short Box Score (Match)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Florida Tech vs Barry (10/30/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Barry def. Florida Tech 25-19,25-16,25-18
Florida Tech (10-17, 1-11) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Frankie Brown 14-0-0;
Caitlyn Ballweber 7-1-0; Janelle Branch 5-0-0; Kaitlin Brennan 5-1-0;
Shelby DeNeice 4-0-0; Ashley Bryant 1-0-0; Hayley Tignor 1-1-0; Totals
37-3-0.0. (Assists) - Hayley Tignor 31. (Dig leaders) - Ashley Bryant
11; Shelby DeNeice 9
Barry (14-4, 9-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julia Teixeira 20-1-2; Lanie
Muys 10-0-0; Ady Alcantara 6-2-0; Milena Bukinac 4-2-0; Lovisa
Johansson 3-0-2; Libby Walter 1-0-0; Alicia Guerrero 0-1-0; Totals
44-6-2.0. (Assists) - Libby Walter 37. (Dig leaders) - Ady Alcantara
10; Libby Walter 9
Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (HSC)
Date: 10/30/10       Attend: 123   Time: 1:24   
Referees: Dave Greenly, Kim Kelly