Bulldogs Lose Two Close Matches in Five Sets

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

DELAWARE, Ohio - The Adrian College women's volleyball team lost two close matches 3-2 on day one of the Bishop Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. The Bulldogs trailed Case Western Reserve 2-0 in game one before rallying back to force the fifth set that Case Western would take to seal the victory (17-25-23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 9-15). Game two saw the Bulldogs up 2-0 on Muskingum before the Muskies rallied back to force the fifth set that Adrian would lose by two points (25-22, 26-24, 18-25, 21-25, 13-15).

Game 1: Adrian vs. Case Western Reserve

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 2, Case Western Reserve 3 (17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 9-15)

Location: Delaware, Ohio (Branch Rickey Arena)

Records: Adrian (5-3), Case Western Reserve (9-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Case Western jumped out to a 2-0 lead winning the first two sets 25-17 and 25-23. The Bulldogs hit .158 and .064 in the first two sets.

• Improved hitting (.270 & .237) helped Adrian win the next two sets, 25-23 and 25-22, to force the decisive fifth set.

• The Spartans would recover by winning the last set, 15-9, to seal their victory.

TOP DOGS

Olivia Welch and Margo Joubran both recorded double-doubles for the match. Welch recorded 14 kills and 18 digs. Joubran tallied 14 kills and 15 digs.

Marisa Dion paced the Bulldog offense with 44 assists.

Haley Mellon led the Adrian defense with 30 digs.

Jenai White and Casadine Reed anchored the Bulldog front line recording 12 and 11 block assists. Reed also had two solo blocks.

Game 2: Adrian vs. Muskingum

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 2, Muskingum 3 (25-22, 26-24, 18-25, 21-25, 13-15)

Location: Delaware, Ohio (Branch Rickey Arena)

Records: Adrian (5-4), Muskingum (8-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Adrian jumped to a 2-0 lead winning 25-22 and 26-24 off hitting percentages of .216 and .302.

• Muskingum would rally, winning the next two sets 18-25 and 25-21 to force the Bulldog's into their second deciding set of the day.

• The Muskies would survive the fifth set, winning 15-13 to give Adrian its second loss of the day.

TOP DOGS

Sydney Martines (10 kills) and Joubran (12 kills) led the Bulldog offense.

• Dion tallied 39 assists in the match.

• Mellon led the defense again with 25 digs.

• White and Martines led with six blocks assists.

UP NEXT

• Adrian plays Denison tomorrow (Sept. 17) at 12:00 p.m., followed by the Bishop Invitational host Ohio Wesleyan at 4:00 p.m.

 

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