Volleyball Falls to Saint Leo

Volleyball Falls to Saint Leo
With the loss, the Bucs move to 1-2 in conference play. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
SAINT LEO, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball team dropped their second SSC match of the year on Saturday afternoon, losing 3-0 to Saint Leo.
The Bucs (9-3, 1-2 SSC) dropped the first set to the Lions (13-2, 4-0 SSC), losing 25-19. The Lions combined for 17 kills. Melina Bukinac helped the Buc offense, serving three aces in the set loss.
In set two, Saint Leo took a 10-4 lead early. The Bucs tried to stay close, cutting the lead to 10-7 with the help of a kill by Lovisa Johansson and a pair of Lion errors.  Three points was the closest the Bucs would come though, as they went on to lose the set 25-19.
The Bucs and Lions were evenly matched through most of the third set before St. Leo scored three straight points to take a 19-16 lead. The Bucs would score two more points off of a Julia Ridley kill and a Saint Leo service error, but eventually fell 25-18 in set three.
The Buccaneer hitters combined for 31 kills, led by Julia Teixiera who had seven. Libby Walter had 16 assists, while Spenser Rigg had 14 digs on defense. Bukinac totaled five aces for the Bucs.
The Buccaneers return to action on Friday, October 2 at Rollins at 7:00 pm.
Short Box Score (Match)
Barry University Buccaneers
Barry vs Saint Leo (09/26/09 at Saint Leo, Fla.)
  Saint Leo def. Barry 25-19,25-19,25-18
  Barry (9-3, 1-2 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Stefanie Sveiven 9-0-3;
  Julia Teixiera 7-0-1; Julia Ridley 6-0-0; Lovisa Johansson 4-0-1;
  Milena Bukinac 4-5-0; Samara Ferreira 1-0-0; Totals 31-5-3.0.
  (Assists) - Libby Walter 16; Julie Priester 10. (Dig leaders) -
  Spenser Rigg 14; Julie Priester 8; Libby Walter 8
  Saint Leo (13-2, 4-0 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kaitlin McKenna
  12-0-1; Danielle Bletso 9-2-0; Michelle Nogueras 8-0-1; Bruna Rocha
  8-1-0; Emily Calderon-Reyes 7-1-0; Leah Perry 5-0-1; Corey Ryan 0-1-0;
  Chelsea Armer 0-1-0; Totals 49-6-2.0. (Assists) - Michelle Nogueras
  35. (Dig leaders) - Emily Calderon-Reyes 11; Chelsea Armer 9; Bruna
  Rocha 8
  Site: Saint Leo, Fla. (Bowman Center)
  Date: 09/26/09       Attend: 387   Time: 1:25    
  Referees: Dave Carstensen, Joe Donnelly