Volleyball Grabs A Pair Of Wins In West Palm Beach

Mariana Lisboa had 24 kills for the afternoon. Photo by Jeff LaLiberte.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball team grabbed a pair of wins this afternoon in the Pepsi Bash at the Beach hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University. In their first game, Barry downed Davis & Elkins in straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 28-26). In their second match, the Bucs defeated Shepherd in three, 25-21, 25-14, 25-18.

In the first match of the afternoon, the Bucs beat the Davis & Elkins Senators, needing extra time to take the third set. In the first set, the Bucs were dominant, storming out to a 15-7 lead, and taking the set 25-14.

In set number two, the Senators stayed close, down 12-10 in the early going. Barry, however, went on a 9-4 run to take a 22-14 lead. The Bucs held on, and took set two 25-19.

In the third set, the Bucs and Senators were tied 14-14 midway through and 20-20 late in the set. The Senators took a two-point lead before Barry took three straight to go up 23-22. The teams traded points back-and-forth through 28-28 before Barry ended it with a Mima Hajdukovic kill and a Senator error.

In the second match of the afternoon, the Bucs downed the Shepherd Rams with relative ease, winning in three sets. The first set was the closest as the teams were tied for much of the game. Up 22-20, Barry took the final three points off a kill apiece by Morgan Howard and Tania Torres, and a Hajdukovic ace.

The Bucs stormed through the second and third sets, winning 25-14 in number two and 25-18 in set three. After trailing early in both games, the Bucs led the majority of sets two and three.

Mariana Lisboa led the Buccaneers for the day with 24 kills and four service aces while nearly all the Buccaneers got involved in the offense; Taylor Zirwas and Lanie Muys had had 13 kills apiece, Hajdukovic, Howard and Torres had 10 each, and Jade Beavers and Alicia Guerrero shared five. Muys led the defensive with an impressive seven blocks while Jenna Duddleston and Libby Walter each had 14 digs.

Short Box Score (Match One)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Barry vs Davis & Elkins (10/08/11 at West Palm Beach, Fla)

Barry def. Davis & Elkins 25-14,25-19,28-26

Barry (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mariana Lisboa 15-1-3; Lanie Muys 8-0-5;
Taylor Zirwas 6-0-0; Morgan Howard 6-0-0; Mima Hajdukovic 5-2-2;
Alicia Guerrero 3-0-0; Jade Beavers 2-0-3; Jenna Duddleston 0-1-0;
Libby Walter 0-3-0; Totals 45-7-8.0. (Assists) - Mima Hajdukovic 33.
(Dig leaders) - Jenna Duddleston 8; Libby Walter 8

Davis & Elkins (Kills-aces-blocks) - Heather Zapf 11-0-0; Nicole
Miller 9-0-0; Alex Barnard 8-0-0; Lindsay Russo 4-1-1; Callie Updike
2-0-0; Jana Lowe 1-1-0; Meaghan Emery 0-1-0; Totals 35-3-1.0.
(Assists) - Jana Lowe 24. (Dig leaders) - Nicole Miller 10; Carrie
Brown 6

Site: West Palm Beach, Fla (Mahoney Gym)
Date: 10/08/11       Attend: 51   Time: 1:13   
Referees: Kim Harrell, Harry Gist

Short Box Score (Match Two)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Shepherd vs Barry (10/08/11 at West Palm Beacg, Fla)

Barry def. Shepherd 25-21,25-14,25-18

Shepherd (Kills-aces-blocks) - Valerie Bour 6-0-1; Melani Lewis 5-1-1;
Lauren Gardner 4-0-0; Kayla Motheral 3-1-1; Lauren Wilkins 3-0-0; Sara
Michael 3-0-0; Meg Kenny 3-0-0; Lauren Jeschelnik 1-0-0; 15 1-0-0;
Totals 29-2-2.0. (Assists) - Sara Michael 17. (Dig leaders) - Lauren
Gardner 5; Taylor Belella 5

Barry (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tania Torres 10-0-3; Mariana Lisboa 9-3-2;
Taylor Zirwas 7-0-1; Mima Hajdukovic 5-3-0; Lanie Muys 5-1-2; Morgan
Howard 4-0-1; Jenna Duddleston 1-0-0; Totals 41-7-6.0. (Assists) -
Mima Hajdukovic 31. (Dig leaders) - Libby Walter 6; Jenna Duddleston 6

Site: West Palm Beacg, Fla (Rubin Arena)
Date: 10/08/11       Attend: 43   Time: 1:12   
Referees: Moises Santiago, Nancy LeFever

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