Volleyball Falls To Wolves In Five

Volleyball Falls To Wolves In Five
Morgan Howard (middle) had four kills in the loss. Photo by Jeff LaLiberte.

CARROLLTON, Ga.—The Barry University volleyball team dropped a five-set heartbreaker to the West Georgia Wolves on Friday night in their first game of the GSC-SSC Crossover. The Bucs fell 26-24, 22-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-13).

In the first set, the Wolves needed extra time to finish the Bucs. Tied at 23-23 late in the game, the Bucs and Wolves traded a point each to go to 24 apiece. West Georgia, however, took the final two points off a Buccaneer attack error and a Mary Krueger kill.

In the second set, the teams were tied 9-9 before the Bucs took a 17-13 lead with the help of kills by Tania Torres, Morgan Howard, and Alicia Guerrero. The Wolves got within a point at 23-22, but Barry held on to take the set two win, 25-22.

In set three the teams were tied at 15 apiece midway through and later at 19-19. The Bucs, however, used a 6-1 run to capitalize and take the set three win 25-20. Jenna Duddleston earned an ace in the run while Torres and Lanie muys had kills.

The fourth set saw the Wolves work out to a 16-10 lead. Barry got as close as two multiple times, but were unable to take the win in set four, falling 25-21.

Set five was a back-and-forth battle as there was five lead changes and five ties. The Bucs held on to a 13-13 tie, but the Wolves took the final two points for the 15-13 win.

Short Box Score (Match)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Barry vs West Georgia (10/14/11 at Carrollton, GA)

West Georgia def. Barry 26-24,22-25,20-25,25-21,15-13

Barry (9-8) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tania Torres 25-0-4; Mariana Lisboa
16-3-3; Lanie Muys 8-3-4; Mima Hajdukovic 6-1-2; Morgan Howard 4-0-5;
Alicia Guerrero 4-0-2; Taylor Zirwas 1-0-0; Jenna Duddleston 0-2-0;
Totals 64-9-11.0. (Assists) - Mima Hajdukovic 47. (Dig leaders) -
Jenna Duddleston 21; Mariana Lisboa 20; Mima Hajdukovic 13; Libby
Walter 10; Tania Torres 8

West Georgia (7-15) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mary K Krueger 15-0-6; Emily
Reul 12-0-2; Helen Menchinger 10-0-4; Lauren Kaufman 6-2-3; Mandy
Black 5-0-6; Amanda Miles 3-1-1; Amanda Miller 2-0-1; Melissa Holt
1-1-0; Audrey Hipple 1-1-0; Totals 55-5-15.0. (Assists) - Amanda
Miller 24; Samantha Drane 19. (Dig leaders) - Melissa Holt 18; Emily
Reul 15

Site: Carrollton, GA (The Coliseum)
Date: 10/14/11       Attend: 248   Time: 2:20