Volleyball Falls In Three To Saint Leo

Volleyball Falls In Three To Saint Leo
Morgan Howard had five kills in the loss. Photo by Jason Roberts.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University volleyball team dropped a three-set match to the Saint Leo Lions on Friday evening. The Bucs fell 27-25, 25-20, 25-12.

The teams came out evenly matched in the first set as the Bucs and Lions were tied through 19-19. Barry went up 24-20 with the help of kills by Tania Torres and Mariana Lisboa. The Lions, however, took four straight with the help of three Danielle Bletso kills and a Buccaneer error. The teams were tied at 24-24 and 25-25 when Saint Leo took a pair of points for the 27-25 win.

In the second set, the Lions went up 6-1 before Barry scored seven of eight points to go down 9-8. Torres had an ace and a kill in the run while the Lions committed five errors. The Lions turned the second set around with an 11-3 run for a 21-14 lead. Needing only four points, Saint Leo closed it out with four points for the 25-20 win.

The Bucs hung with the Lions for the first part of the third set as Saint Leo led 10-7 in the early going. The Lions, however, closed out the final set on a 15-5 run to take set three 25-12.

Torres led the Bucs with nine kills while Lisboa had seven and Lanie Muys, Morgan Howard, and Mima Hajdukovic had five apiece. Lisboa had 11 digs on defense while Hajdukovic had three blocks.

The Bucs return to action tomorrow when the host Eckerd at 4:00 p.m. The Bucs will use the occasion to celebrate Senior Day, honoring this year’s lone senior, Libby Walter.

Short Box Score (Match)
2010 Barry Volleyball
Saint Leo vs Barry (11/11/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.)

Saint Leo def. Barry 27-25,25-20,25-12

Saint Leo (13-15, 6-9 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Danielle Bletso
15-0-1; Jordan Sisson 8-0-2; Lauren Campbell 6-3-0; Tawni Warren
4-0-2; Meghan Donovan 3-0-1; Suzie Solenski 2-0-0; Jaclyn Mailoto
1-1-0; Alexa Reed 0-2-0; Corey Ryan 0-1-0; Totals 39-7-5.0. (Assists)
- Jaclyn Mailoto 29. (Dig leaders) - Emily Calderon-Reyes 17; Corey
Ryan 8

Barry (11-16, 3-12 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tania Torres 9-2-0;
Mariana Lisboa 7-0-1; Lanie Muys 5-0-2; Mima Hajdukovic 5-0-3; Morgan
Howard 5-0-2; Alicia Guerrero 1-0-0; Jade Beavers 1-0-0; Taylor Zirwas
0-1-0; Totals 33-3-4.0. (Assists) - Mima Hajdukovic 24. (Dig leaders)
- Mariana Lisboa 11; Libby Walter 6 

Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (HSC)
Date: 11/11/11       Attend: 87   Time: 1:30   
Referees: Moises Santiago, Joao Santasofia