Volleyball Starts Season With A Pair Of Wins In Valdosta

Lanie Muys finished the day with 13 kills and seven total blocks. Photo by J.C.Ridley.
VALDOSTA, Ga.—The Barry University volleyball team started the 2011 season on the right foot with a pair of regional wins in the Fairfield Inn Azalea Classic hosted by Valdosta State University. The Bucs first downed Adelphi 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-21) then beat Valdosta State 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 12-25, 30-28).

The Bucs began the day with a three-set win over Adelphi in the afternoon match. In the first set, Barry stormed out to an 11-6 lead with the help of seven combined kills from Mariana Lisboa and Tania Torres. The Bucs extended the first-set lead to 18-12 before the Panthers went on a 9-5 run to cut the lead to 23-21. Barry remained resilient however, capitalizing on Adelphi errors and taking the first set 25-23.

In the second set, Barry and Adelphi traded points back-and-forth through 8-8 before Barry took seven of nine points for a 15-10 lead. The Bucs maintained the five-point lead through the end of the set when a Lanie Muys kill gave Barry a 2-0 lead.

The Bucs again jumped out to a lead in the third set, gaining a 17-10 advantage midway through the game. The Panthers outscored Barry 11-8 down the stretch, but a number of errors and six Buccaneer kills proved too much for Adelphi in the third set.

In the evening match, the Bucs took a 3-1 win over host Valdosta State.

In the first two sets, the Bucs and Blazers were evenly matched as neither team took more than a five point lead. The Bucs, however prevailed winning 25-21 in set one and 25-23 in set two.

The third set was all Valdosta as the Bucs struggled with errors while Valdosta hit .441 for the 25-12 win.

In the fourth set the teams traded points back-and-forth through 17-17 before the Blazers went on a 4-2 run to take a 21-19 lead. The Bucs, however, fought back, tying it at 22-22 with the help of kills by Mima Hajdukovic and Torres.

The teams again traded points through 27-27. Moments later, Valdosta State took a 28-27 advantage. Yet the Bucs ultimately walked away with the win as Hajdukovic earned a kill and an ace to give Barry the 29-28 lead. A Valdosta State error ended the match with Barry on top 30-28.

For the day, the Bucs combined for 88 kills. Torres finished with 27 while Lisboa had 25. Hajdukovic paced the offense with 50 assists while Libby Walter chipped in with 33. The team combined for 24 total blocks while Jenna Duddleston led the defense with 25 digs.

The Bucs return to action tomorrow when they play Albany State at 11:00 a.m and Augusta State at 5:00 p.m.

Match 1
Short Box Score
Adelphi vs Barry (Sep 02, 2011 at Valdosta, Ga.)

Barry def. Adelphi 25-23,25-20,25-21

Adelphi (0-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Patawe Simms 10-1-3; Chelsea
Overholt 7-1-0; Samantha Rico 6-0-0; Emily Dorko 6-0-2; Colleen Raga
2-0-0; Bree Popham 0-1-0; Bianca Hernandez 0-2-0; Totals 31-5-3.0.
(Assists) - Erika Loomer 23. (Dig leaders) - Bianca Hernandez 17;
Alexandra Kahen 7

Barry (1-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tania Torres 13-2-2; Mariana Lisboa
8-1-2; Lanie Muys 6-0-3; Mima Hajdukovic 5-0-0; Taylor Zirwas 3-0-1;
Morgan Howard 3-0-2; Jenna Duddleston 2-1-0; Alicia Guerrero 1-2-0;
Totals 41-6-5.0. (Assists) - Mima Hajdukovic 19; Libby Walter 15. (Dig
leaders) - Jenna Duddleston 11; Mariana Lisboa 10; Libby Walter 8

Site: Valdosta, Ga. (The Complex)
Date: Sep 02, 2011 Attend: Time: 1:22
Referees: Harold Dobbel, Patrick Loebig

Match 2
Short Box Score
Barry vs Valdosta State (Sep 02, 2011 at Valdosta, Ga.)

Barry def. Valdosta State 25-21,25-23,12-25,30-28

Barry (2-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mariana Lisboa 17-0-1; Tania Torres
14-1-5; Mima Hajdukovic 7-2-2; Lanie Muys 7-0-4; Alicia Guerrero
6-0-3; Morgan Howard 5-0-2; Taylor Zirwas 1-0-0; Jenna Duddleston
0-1-0; Libby Walter 0-1-0; Totals 57-5-10.0. (Assists) - Mima
Hajdukovic 31; Libby Walter 18. (Dig leaders) - Jenna Duddleston 14;
Taylor Zirwas 12; Mima Hajdukovic 12; Mariana Lisboa 9; Alicia
Guerrero 8; Libby Walter 8

Valdosta State (1-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Chelsea Logan 15-0-1; Tania
Tauiliili 11-0-2; Katie Onushko 10-1-4; Jennifer Beatty 8-1-0; Anna
Nichenko 7-0-3; Ashley Lala 3-0-0; Destiny Berry 2-0-1; Macy Markham
0-2-0; Totals 56-4-7.0. (Assists) - Ashley Lala 40. (Dig leaders) -
Ashley Lala 18; Katie Onushko 10; Krista Bradford 10; Macy Markham 9

Site: Valdosta, Ga. (The Complex)
Date: Sep 02, 2011 Attend: 157 Time: 1:54
Referees: Harold Dobbel, Cindy Ream

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