Curley Leads Bulldogs In Losing Effort Against Mount St. Joseph

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. - Kevin Curley had a match-high 14 kills, but the Bulldogs were defeated by Mount St. Joseph in three-straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-23) on Friday night.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Mount St. Joseph 3, Adrian 0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-23)

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Merillat Sports and Fitness Center)

Records: Mount St. Joseph (8-2, 4-1), Adrian (2-5, 2-5)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set: MSJ 25, AC 16 (MSJ 1-0)

• The Lions used a .346 hitting percentage in the opening set to pull out a 25-16 win for a quick 1-0 lead.

• The Bulldogs had a team hitting percentage of .088 for the first set. 

Second Set: MSJ 25, AC 18 (MSJ 2-0)

• Much like the second set, Mount St. Joseph was able to hold onto the lead and gain a 25-18 second set win and a 2-0 lead in the match. 

• The Lions had a .250 hitting percentage for the set; Adrian hit .067.

Third Set: MSJ 25, AC 23 (MSJ 3-0)

• The Bulldogs came back from a ten point deficit in the third set to pull within one point, 24-23, but Mount St. Joseph was able to earn the final point for a 25-23 set and match point.

• With the score 17-7, Adrian scored six-straight points to cut the lead to four points, 17-13.

• The Bulldogs (.167) outhit the Lions (.111) for the first time in the match during the third.

TOP DOGS

Curley added four digs and a block assist to his team-high 14 kills for the match.

Noah Marcinkowski had eight kills, one service ace, one dig and one block assist for Adrian.

Eduardo Aleman contributed five kills and five digs in the losing effort. 

Joseph Campana paced the Bulldogs with 34 assists.

THE OPPOSITION

• Adam Williams had a team-high seven kills.

• Nathan Herdeman set the tone offensively with 25 assists.

• Joey Piazza led the Lion defense with nine digs.

UP NEXT

• Adrian hosts Benedictine (Ill.) tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

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