Bulldogs Improve to 2-0 in MIAA With 3-0 Victory on the Road

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

Notre Dame, Ind. - The Adrian College women's volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with its first win on the road in conference play against St. Mary's (Ind.) on Friday night, defeating the Belles in straight sets.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, St. Mary's 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-21)

Location: Notre Dame, Ind. (Angela Athletic Facility)

Records: Adrian (5-1, 2-0 MIAA), St. Mary's (1-5, 0-1 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead off a hot start offensively as the team had a hitting percentage of .289 to win the first set 25-16

• St. Mary's would keep the final two sets close but Adrian was able to close them both out to earn the 3-0 victory and a 2-0 start in conference play

• The Bulldogs were led by Margo Joubran and Olivia Welch, both tallied a team-high nine kills in the match

TOP DOGS

• Joubran added a match high 17 digs onto her kill count to lead Adrian defensively

• Welch also contributed on the defensive side with eight digs of her own

Carlie Fernandez and Marisa Dion also recorded double digit digs with 11 and 12, respectively

• Dion also led the offense with 26 assists to give her her first double double of the season and third of her career

• Fernandez dished a match high two service aces in the Bulldog victory

THE OPPOSITION

• Meaghan Gibbons had a match high 13 kills to lead the Belles offense

• Clare McMillan paced the offense with 24 assists

• Kaylin Szucs and Gibbons led the defense with 15 and 14 digs

UP NEXT

• Adrian continues MIAA play, traveling to face defending MIAA champion and third-ranked Calvin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14

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