November 11, 2009
STONER RECORDS DOUBLE-DOUBLE, BULLDOGS FALL TO BLUE DEVILS, 3-1
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Despite a 19-kill, 11-dig performance from sophomore Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.), the Bryant University volleyball team fell to Central Connecticut, 3-1, Wednesday night.
Stoner's 19 kills were a match high and the third-straight double-digit kill contest for the Colorado native.
The Bulldogs (10-22, 5-9 Northeast Conference) went down two sets early as the Blue Devils (17-13, 11-3) took 25-20 and 25-14 victories in the opening frames. Bryant got one back in the third, getting the biggest win of the night by a 25-13 score, but it wouldn't be enough to keep Central Connecticut at bay. The Blue Devils would seal the win in the fourth frame, 25-16.
Stoner added a team-best two aces and a block to her match totals, while freshman Jadith Lorenzo (Lawrence, Mass.) recorded 23 assists with four stuffs. Sophomore Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) and junior captain Adrienne Boss (Dracut, Mass.) each chipped in seven kills. Scocca's six blocks paced the Bulldogs at the net while junior libero Robyn Gardner (Longwood, Fla.) picked up a match-high 16 digs on the night.
Blaike King led the Blue Devils with 11 kills, while Emily Cochran recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 15 digs and Sara Delacey made a contest-best 11 blocks.
The Bulldogs return to the court for one more weekend of action in the 2009 season. Bryant travels to St. Francis (NY) on Saturday for a 2 p.m. matchup and rounds out the campaign at Long Island Sunday at noon.