Bulldogs Put-Away Britons 3-1

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's volleyball team rallied back from a nine point deficit in the fourth set to put the Britons away 3-1 on Tuesday night in the Merillat Sports and Fitness Center.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, Olivet 1 (11-25, 25-20, 25-13, 29-27)

Location: Adrian College (MSFC)

Records: Adrian (10-6, 6-2), Albion (11-8, 2-6)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Adrian came out flat, dropping the first set to Albion 25-11. The Bulldogs had a team hitting percentage of -.083 versus Albion's .414.

• The Bulldogs would battle back to take the next two sets from the Britons, 25-20 and 25-13. Adrian improved the team hitting percentage in sets two (.175) and three (.344) while shutting down the Briton's attack by forcing low hitting percentages (-.023, .029).

• Albion would make things interesting in the fourth set, building a nine point lead, 20-11, and making it appear as though the game were heading to a fifth and final set. However, Adrian fought back scoring five straight points to cut the lead to four points before eventually tying the set before finishing it 29-27.

TOP DOGS

Olivia Welch and Margo Joubran each tallied a double-double to lead the Bulldogs in the victory. Welch had 12 kills and 20 digs. Joubran had 11 kills and 14 digs. Welch's 20 digs was a season-high for her.

• Welch also tallied four service aces to bring her season total to 29, just six away from tying the 10th-best season in school history.

• The Adrian offense was paced by Marisa Dion who registered 36 assists. She also tallied three kiss and six digs. 

Haley Mellon and Savannah Monette contributed on defense with 15 digs and 10 digs respectively.

Cassadine Reed and Jenai White each had four block assists while Sydney Martines recorded three block assists on top of eight kills.

THE OPPOSITION

• Lauren Outwater led the Britons offensively with 11 kills.

• Ami Milligan had 39 assists to set the tone for the offense.

• Monica Shuk tallied 29 digs.

UP NEXT

• Adrian travels to Angola, Indiana to face Trine on Friday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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