Volleyball Loses in Five to Florida Southern

Volleyball Loses in Five to Florida Southern
Camill Pagnan had 23 kills in the loss. Photo by J.C. Ridley.

LAKELAND, Fla.— The Barry University volleyball team lost in five sets to the Florida Southern Mocs on Friday evening.

In the first set, Barry got out to an early lead of 8-12 with the help of three Stefanie Sveiven kills. Florida Southern never got closer than three points as the Bucs (15-11, 5-10 SSC) continued their lead through 15-19 and 17-21. Barry got away with set one, winning 20-25. Camilla Pagnan and Sveiven ended the set with four kills apiece.

In set two, Florida Southern got out to a small lead of 5-2 lead before pushing it to 12-5 powered by the hitting of Danielle Higgnbotham. At 16-7, Barry earned three straight points off of two Buccaneer kills and a Florida Southern error to put the score at 16-11Barry fought back, tying the score at 22-22 before Florida Southern won three of the next four points to win the set 25-23.

The score was tied early in set three at 8-8 before Barry won six of the next nine points to go up 11-14. Barry maintained a three point lead through 15-18 and 18-21 as Pagnan, Danielle Bishop, Romina Powers, and Meisje-Sable Burton all earned points off of kills. Florida Southern got close at 21-23, but was unable to close out the set as Barry won the last two points to win the set 21-25.

Set four saw an early tie at 7-7 before Florida Southern got out to a lead of 14-10. Florida Southern maintained a three point lead through 18-15 and 20-17 before winning 25-22 forcing a fifth and decisive set.

In the short fifth set, Barry got out to an early 3-5 lead before Florida Southern won the next four points to take an 8-6 lead. Barry tied it at 9-9 with the help of two kills by Pagnan and one by Powers. The game was forced to 11-11 as both teams earned two more points. Florida Southern earned two of the next three points to go up 13-12. Pagnan earned a kill to tie it at 13-13, forcing Florida Southern to take a timeout. The Bucs and Mocs traded points back and forth through 15-15 before Barry took two of three points off of Florida Southern errors to go up 16-17. However, Florida Southern proved too much for the Bucs as they won the set19-17 to take the match.

For the Bucs, Pagnan had 23 kills while Libby Walter had 41 assists.

The Buccaneers return to action on Saturday, Nov, 15 at 2:00 pm at Saint Leo.

Short Box Score (Match)
2008 Barry University Buccaneers
Barry vs #13 Florida Southern (11/14/08 at Lakeland, Fla.)

Florida Southern def. Barry 20-25,25-23,21-25,25-22,19-17

Barry (15-11, 5-10 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Camilla Pagnan 23-2-4;
Stefanie Sveiven 8-0-4; Meisje-Sable Burton 7-0-10; Romina Powers
5-0-3; Danielle Bishop 4-0-2; Julia Ridley 2-0-0; Samara Ferreira
2-0-2; Libby Walter 2-1-3; Lauren Evans 0-1-0; Totals 53-4-15.0.
(Assists) - Libby Walter 41. (Dig leaders) - Camilla Pagnan 18; Lauren
Evans 14; Julie Priester 12; Libby Walter 8

Florida Southern (25-8, 12-4 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Danielle
Higgnbotham 20-0-1; Julia Borecka 14-0-0; Danielle Durham 13-1-0; Anna
Greenwood 11-0-0; Maggie Drumm 11-1-1; Elise Burke 2-1-0; Natalie
Arvizu 1-0-0; Kelly Sherman 1-1-1; Elena Sorich 0-1-0; Kendall Wilde
0-2-0; Totals 73-7-2.0. (Assists) - Elise Burke 50; Kendall Wilde 12.
(Dig leaders) - Danielle Durham 22; Courtney Johnson 13; Elise Burke

Site: Lakeland, Fla. (Jenkins Field House)
Date: 11/14/08 Attend: 174 Time: 2:12
Referees: Rebecca Carstenson, Lisa Jordan