Volleyball Knocks Off Knights

Volleyball Knocks Off Knights
Ady Alcantara posted 11 kills and 10 digs in the victory. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball team avenged an early season loss to Lynn University on Tuesday, beating the Knights 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-13).

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Barry (13-10, 4-8 SSC) was down 9-6 early in set one. The Bucs fought back, tying it at 13-13 with the help of kills by Julia Teixiera and Ady Alcantara. Tied at 16-16, the Bucs took four of the next five points and a 20-17 lead. Barry went on to earn the win with five of the final six points including two kills by Alcantara.
The Knights (18-10, 5-8 SSC) took set two 25-20.
In set three the Bucs held a 20-14 lead but a number of Buccaneer errors allowed the Knights to tie it at 23-23. The Bucs fought to stay in it, but the Knight momentum proved too much, and the Bucs lost 26-24.
In set four, the Bucs and Knights were close throughout the entire game with neither team taking more than a two point lead. Tied 24-24, a Knight error and an Ady Alcantara kill gave the Bucs the set 26-24, sending the teams to a fifth and decisive set.
Set five opened with a Mallory Deneen service error, giving the Bucs a 1-0 lead. The Bucs took five of the next six points with the help of two aces by Alcantara to go up 6-1.
Barry held a four point lead through 9-5 when Lynn’s offense bounced back to tie the game at 13-13.  Yet the Bucs prevailed when Lynn’s Devon Woolard was called on a bad set, and Lovisa Johansson killed the ball for the final point, giving the Bucs the set 15-13, and the 3-2 win.
For the Buccaneers, Teixiera had 18 kills while Alcantara added 11. Lovisa Johansson aided the offense with nine kills while Milena Bukinac, Stefanie Svieven, and Samara Ferreira combined for 19. Spenser Rigg led the way on defense with 22 digs while Libby Walter added 17 and Bukinac added 16.
The Bucs return to action on Friday, November 6 at home against Rollins at 7:00 pm.
 Short Box Score (Match)
 Barry University Buccaneers
 Lynn vs Barry (11/03/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
 Barry def. Lynn 25-18,20-25,24-26,26-24,15-13
  Lynn (18-10, 5-8 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mallory Deneen 16-0-1;
  Kala Abdell 14-2-3; Chelsey Semprini 13-0-0; Sophie Gagnon 12-0-2;
  Haley Pratt 7-0-5; Devon Woolard 3-2-3; Darian Weppner 0-2-0; Lacy
  Redwine 0-1-0; Totals 65-7-8.0. (Assists) - Devon Woolard 49. (Dig
  leaders) - Lacy Redwine 28; Kala Abdell 20; Mallory Deneen 18; Devon
  Woolard 17; Darian Weppner 10
  Barry (13-10, 4-8 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julia Teixiera 18-0-1;
  Ady Alcantara 11-2-1; Lovisa Johansson 9-0-0; Stefanie Sveiven 7-0-1;
  Milena Bukinac 7-1-0; Samara Ferreira 5-3-4; Libby Walter 4-1-2;
  Totals 61-7-6.0. (Assists) - Libby Walter 49. (Dig leaders) - Spenser
  Rigg 22; Libby Walter 17; Milena Bukinac 16; Ady Alcantara 10
  Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (HSC)
  Date: 11/03/09       Attend:     Time: 2:27   
  Referees: Moises Santiago, Dave Greenlee