MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Barry University volleyball team (6-9, 0-2 SSC) dropped their second straight Sunshine State Conference match, this time 3-0 to the Nova Southeastern Sharks on Saturday afternoon at the Health & Sports Center. The game scores were 33-31, 30-19, and 30-23.
The Buccaneers continued to struggle at home against the Sharks after Friday’s loss to Lynn. Barry held a 25-20 lead in the first game until Nova’s Paola Ruiz served six straight points to give the Sharks a 27-25 advantage and the eventual game one win, 33-31. NSU continued to use a well-balanced offensive attack throughout the match to down the Bucs at home.
Nova Southeastern’s key to the win was their 18.5 team blocks to Barry’s five. Coming into Saturday’s match, Barry held a 22-0 series lead. The loss was the first to NSU.
The only player to reach double-digit kills was Barry’s Camilla Pagnan. She finished with a match-high 19 kills, while Lauren Evans recorded 22 digs.
Emily Carle and Ruiz led the Sharks with nine kills apiece, while Carle hit a blistering .474 clip. Valia Petrova recorded the only double-double with 30 assists and 12 digs.
The Buccaneers will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at NCAA Division I Florida Gulf Coast in Ft. Myers at 7 pm.
Nova Southeastern def. Barry 33-31,30-19,30-23
Nova Southeastern (13-4, 3-0 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Emily Carle 9-0-6; Paola Ruiz 9-3-1; Aley Tallman 8-0-6; Christina Chubb 5-2-5; Melinda Gorman 5-2-8; Valia Petrova 3-0-6; Totals 39-7-18.5. (Assists) - Valia Petrova 30. (Dig leaders) - Valia Petrova 12; Aley Tallman 5
Barry (6-9, 0-2 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Camilla Pagnan 19-3-1; Meisje-Sable Burton 6-2-1; Caitlin Shawver 5-0-2; Danielle Bishop 4-0-2; Stefanie Sveiven 4-0-3; Romina Powers 2-0-0; Amie Manke 1-0-0; Lauren Evans 1-0-0; Totals 42-5-5.0. (Assists) - Maria Romanowski 35. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Evans 22; Camilla Pagnan 6
Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (Health&Sport Center)
Date: 09/22/2007 Attend: 293 Time: 1:41
Referees: Moises Santiago, Tracy Travis