Volleyball Ends Road Weekend With A Second Loss

Volleyball Ends Road Weekend With A Second Loss
Morgan Howard had three blocks in the loss. Photo by Jeff LaLiberte

SAINT LEO, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball team (7-5, 1-5 SSC) took the first set but dropped the remaining three to fall 3-1 (22-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-17) to the Saint Leo Lions on Saturday afternoon.

In the first set, the teams opened the match by trading points through 6-6. Barry took a slim 8-6 lead off a Morgan Howard kill and an error by the Lions. The Bucs held the lead through 15-14 at which point they racked off six-straight for a 21-14 lead. Mariana Lisboa, Mima Hajdukovic, and Howard got involved with kills while Libby Walter added an ace. After each team took one more point for a 22-15 game, Saint Leo (7-7, 3-3 SSC) cut it to within one, 22-21, with six-straight points of their own. The Bucs, however, used a Hajdukovic kill and three Saint Leo errors for the 25-22 win in set one.

Saint Leo appeared to own set two, up 16-6 in the early going. The Bucs showed some life, taking five straight to go down 16-11. Yet Saint Leo bounced back, going on a 9-2 run to close out the second set with a 25-13 win.

In set three, the Lions jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead and pushed it to 15-7 midway through the set. Saint Leo went on to take a 25- 14 set-three win, outhitting Barry .238 to -.074 in set three.

In set number four, the teams were back-and-forth throughout the majority of the game with neither team taking more than a two-point lead. Up 19-18, Saint Leo broke the trend by scoring the final six points of the match for the 25-18 win.

The Bucs were led by Tania Torres who had 14 kills. Hijdukovic paced the offense with 26 assists. Walter and Jenna Duddleston led the defense with a combined 26 digs.

Short Box Score (Match)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Barry vs Saint Leo (10/01/11 at Saint Leo, Fla.)

Saint Leo def. Barry 22-25,25-13,25-14,25-17

Barry (7-5, 1-5 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tania Torres 14-1-2;
Mariana Lisboa 6-1-1; Mima Hajdukovic 5-2-0; Lanie Muys 4-0-2; Morgan
Howard 3-0-3; Taylor Zirwas 3-0-0; Alicia Guerrero 0-0-2; Libby Walter
0-1-0; Totals 35-5-5.0. (Assists) - Mima Hajdukovic 27. (Dig leaders)
- Jenna Duddleston 14; Libby Walter 12; Mima Hajdukovic 8

Saint Leo (7-7, 3-3 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Danielle Bletso 13-2-5;
Lauren Campbell 10-0-0; Jordan Sisson 7-0-3; Emily Calderon-Reyes
7-0-3; Meghan Donovan 7-0-4; Tawni Warren 3-0-3; Alexa Reed 1-1-0;
Jaclyn Mailoto 0-3-0; Corey Ryan 0-1-0; Totals 48-7-12.0. (Assists) -
Jaclyn Mailoto 27; Alexa Reed 16. (Dig leaders) - Corey Ryan 13; Emily
Calderon-Reyes 13; Lauren Campbell 9

Site: Saint Leo, Fla. (The Bowman Center)
Date: 10/01/11       Attend: 210   Time: 1:40    
Referees: Steve Roggenbaum, Charlie Purkise