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BULLDOGS FALL TO SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) IN CLOSE MATCH, 3-2, SUNDAY AFTERNOON

BULLDOGS FALL TO SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) IN CLOSE MATCH, 3-2, SUNDAY AFTERNOON

October 5, 2008

BULLDOGS FALL TO SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) IN CLOSE MATCH, 3-2, SUNDAY AFTERNOON

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LORETTO, Pa. - Freshman Hilary Andrews (Tipp City, Ohio) again led the Bulldogs with her fifth double-double of the season Sunday afternoon, but it wouldn't be enough, as the Bryant University volleyball team fell, 3-2, to future Northeast Conference rival Saint Francis (Pa.) in a closely contested matchup at the DeGol Arena.

Andrews's 16 kills led the game for the Bulldogs (12-9), who saw its two other rookies - Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.) and Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) - also register double-digit kills, with 13 and 15, respectively. Sophomore setter Miranda Kolb (Holt, Mich.) also recorded a double-double, with 10 digs to compliment 50 assists. Andrews recorded 16 digs to complete her double-double.

Bryant came out strong against the Red Flash (6-14), winning the first game, 25-20, before Saint Francis evened the match with a 25-23 win in game two.

The Red Flash took the third set, 25-21, before it was Bryant's turn to knot it at 2-2 with a 25-21 victory of its own.

But the Bulldogs continued their struggles in five-set matches, falling in the deciding game, 15-12.

Saint Francis's Kristin Buter led the game with 24 kills, while Bryant senior co-captain Delia Glover (Marston Mills, Mass.) led the day with 23 digs.

The Bulldogs next take the court on Wednesday, October 8, when they travel to Quinnipiac University for a 7 p.m. matchup against the Bobcats.