ST. LEO, Fla. – The Barry University volleyball team (8-13, 2-5 SSC) continued to struggle in Sunshine State Conference play falling 3-1 to the Saint Leo Lions on Sunday at the Bowman Center. The game scores were 30-22, 30-27, 28-30 and 30-17.
Despite recording 14 kills to Saint Leo’s 12 in the first game, the Lions (17-7, 3-4 SSC) collected seven team blocks at the net and hit a .296 clip for the 30-22 win. Buccaneer Camilla Pagnan led all attackers in the set with five kills, while SLU’s Jenna Jordan added four.
In game two, the Buccaneers jumped out to a 4-0 lead. After trading the next 31 points and a strategic timeout by SLU head coach Sam Cibrone, the Lions managed to come back and take an 18-17 lead. Behind Saint Leo’s Jordan blazing .700 clip and eight kills the Lions held on to win 30-27 for the two-game advantage.
After the Bucs jumped out to a 14-9 lead in game three, the Lions came back and tied the frame, 21-21. Barry later took a four point lead, 28-24 until Saint Leo battled back to tie the game again at 28 all. However, the Buccaneers managed to take a game from SLU after a Stefanie Sveiven kill and a Saint Leo offensive miscue, 30-28.
With Barry up 10-8 in the final game, Saint Leo erupted with a 22-5 scoring run close out the set with a 30-17 win to take the match.
Pagnan collected eight digs to go along with her match-high 22 kills to lead Barry. Caitlin Shawver followed with 10 kills, while Julie Priester collected 11 digs.
Saint Leo’s Jordan led with 16 kills and a .351 hitting percentage, while teammate Kaitlin McKenna hit a blistering .667 clip with 13 kills. Leah Perry added 10 kills and Michelle Nogueras finished with a double-double, 48 assists and 12 digs.
The Buccaneers will return to the confines of the Health & Sport Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9 hosting the St. Thomas Bobcats at 7 pm.
Saint Leo def. Barry 30-22, 30-27, 28-30, 30-17
Barry (8-13 (2-5)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Camilla Pagnan 22-3-0; Caitlin Shawver 10-1-1; Stefanie Sveiven 9-0-2; Romina Powers 8-0-1; Meisje-Sable Burton 5-3-4; Maria Romanowski 2-1-2; Julie Priester 0-1-0; Beyza Kutlu 0-0-1; Totals 56-9-7.0. (Assists) - Maria Romanowski 50. (Dig leaders) - Julie Priester 11; Camilla Pagnan 8
Saint Leo (17-7 (3-4)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Jenna Jordan 16-0-2; Kaitlin McKenna 13-0-4; Leah Perry 10-0-3; Chelsea Armer 8-2-2; Emily Frey 7-0-10; Michelle Nogueras 6-3-5; Audrey Starkebaum 1-0-2; Amanda Cook 0-1-0; Totals 61-6-17.0. (Assists) - Michelle Nogueras 48. (Dig leaders) - Michelle Nogueras 12; Jessi Lynn 12; Chelsea Armer 8; Jenna Jordan 8
Site: Saint Leo, Fla. (Marion Bowman Center)
Date: 10/07/2007 Attend: 85 Time: 2:03
Referees: Tony Cothron, Laura Leveroos