Bulldogs Handle Yellow Jackets, Win 3-1

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's volleyball team improved to 12-8 after a 3-1 victory over Defiance on Friday night.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, Defiance 1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19)

Location: Adrian, Mich. (MSFC)

Records: Adrian (12-8, 7-3 MIAA), Defiance (6-12, 2-2 HCAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Adrian came out and took a quick 1-0 lead by winning the first set 25-16. The team had a hitting percentage of .241 for the set while holding Defiance to a .061 team hitting percentage.

• The Yellow Jackets rallied back, taking the second set 26-24. Defiance improved its hitting percentage dramatically from the first set, hitting .317 in the second (the best percentage of the night).

• Following the second set, the Bulldogs would take over, winning set three 25-14 while hitting a match-high .333.

• Adrian would close out the Yellow Jackets by winning the fourth set 25-19 while maintaining a hitting percentage over .300 (.310).

TOP DOGS

Margo Joubran scored her 10th double-double of the season with a team-high 20 kills and 14 digs. She also tied a season-high four aces in the match.

Marisa Dion paced the offense with a match-high 38 assists.

Haley Mellon led the defense with 17 digs while also tallying a career season-high six service aces bringing her season total to 18. Her 18 aces tie a career-high for her in that category.

Olivia Welch contributed seven kills, two service aces, and eight digs. Her two aces bring her season total to 36 giving her sole possession of the 10th-best single season in school history.

Cassadine Reed recorded 10 kills, five block assists and four digs on the night.

THE OPPOSITION

• Emma Seitz had a team-high 15 kills.

• Jessica Davis set the tone offensively with 30 assists.

• Makayla Dennis (18 digs) and Jaidyn Patridge (13 digs) led defensively.

UP NEXT

• The Bulldogs continue a weekend slate of matches against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents when they travel to Manchester for a tri-match on Saturday. Adrian will face Mt. St. Joseph at 3:00 p.m. and end the day with a match against Manchester at 5:00 p.m.

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