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Bryant sweeps Fairleigh Dickinson to improve to 8-3 in NEC

Photo by DSPics.com
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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Kirstyn Sperry (Phoenix, Ariz.) and senior Ally Lunsford (Minneola, Fla.) posted double-digit kill totals as the Bryant University volleyball team swept Fairleigh Dickinson Friday night at the Chace Athletic Center.

Game Information
Bryant 3, Fairleigh Dickinson 0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-18)
Records: Bryant (18-11, 8-3 NEC); Fairleigh Dickinson (5-21, 1-10 NEC)
Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.) 

Coach Garlacy's Comments
"Our middles and right sides were pretty unstoppable tonight and [Kirstyn] Sperry ran a great tempo. The defense and passing was very consistent. Cassie Sulmeisters came in and passed several perfect balls. It was a well-balanced effort. 

How it Happened

  • Set 1 – Juniors Julia Flynn (Pembroke, Mass.) and Kirstyn Sperry (Phoenix, Ariz.) each had four kills in a set in which the Bulldogs hit .364 as a team. Bryant led by as many as eight points in the set before scoring four of the final five points of the frame.
  • Set 2 – Sperry added five kills in the second, while Flynn chipped in four, as Bryant pulled away with the final five points of the set to take a 2-0 lead. Sperry and Flynn had two kills each during the closing run. Bryant hit .359 as a team in the set.
  • Set 3 – Senior Ally Lunsford (Minneola, Fla.) tallied four of her 10 kills, while Sperry and junior Grace Richmeyer (DeSoto, Mo.) recorded three blocks each in a 25-18 third-set win.

Stats/Notes                                                         

  • Junior Kirstyn Sperry (Phoenix, Ariz.) tallied 12 kills on a .500 hitting percentage with 22 assists, six digs and three blocks.
  • Senior Ally Lunsford (Minneola, Fla.) recorded 10 kills on a .474 hitting percentage
  • Junior Grace Richmeyer (DeSoto, Mo.) had six kills and three blocks.
  • Freshman Alisi Motu'apuaka (Virginia Beach, Va.) added 15 assists.
  • Freshman Erika Ward (Rochester, Mich.) recorded 12 digs, while junior Kristin Kingi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) added 10.
  • Bryant improves to 14-6 all-time against Fairleigh Dickinson. 

Up Next
Bryant hosts Sacred Heart Saturday at 5 p.m. for Senior Day at the Chace Athletic Center.