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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Drops Saturday Matches vs. UMass-Lowell and Goldey-Beacom


WILMINGTON, Del. -- Playing the first of two matches of the day, the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs volleyball team was overpowered 3-0 by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in a tri-match hosted by Goldey-Beacom College.

UMass Lowell dominated the opening set against Bowie State with a 25-5 victory. Brooke Peterson and Ella Merrill each tallied four kills, while Olivia Parkins dished out 12 assists. The River Hawks compiled a jaw-dropping .700 attack percentage.

The tune didn't change in the second frame as UMass Lowell cruised to another win, 25-9. This time, Merrill tied with Jamie Muntz for the lead with three kills each, while Sierra Brown landed three service aces. The squad's accuracy improved in the middle set, hitting .706. Through two frames, UMass Lowell did not commit an attacking error.

With a wave of momentum on their side, the River Hawks finished off the match with a 25-7 result in the third. Bowie State committed seven attacking errors and landed only one kill in the final frame.

Merrill led all players with nine kills in the match. Parkins and Carolyn Eddy split time setting: Parkins totaled 17 assists and Eddy had 13. Eddy also added a career-high five service aces in the win.

Freshman Yaje Ngundam paced Bowie State with four kills on 29 attempts Sophomore Paige McIntosh and junior Kasi Eisenzimmer added three and two kills respectively for the Lady Bulldogs. Eisenzimmer accounted for seven of Bowie State’s nine assists to go along with one service ace and one dig.

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Lady Bulldogs, who also lost to UMass-Lowell earlier on Saturday in a three-set match, were led by freshman outside hitter Yaje Ngundam, who posted 14 kills with eight digs. Bowie State captured the first set 25-23 but dropped the next three by scores of 25-7, 25-12 and 25-21.
Bowie State sophomore Paige McIntosh ended the match with seven kills and seven digs while junior Brelyn Finley contributed three kills, a service ace and one dig. Junior Kasi Eisenzimmer once again led Bowie State in assists with 20 to go along with nine digs and two service aces. Redshirt freshman Marissa Martinez led both teams with 21 digs for the Lady Bulldogs.

Kadi McCoy tallied a match-high 19 kills for Goldey-Beacom (3-2) and contributed 11 digs and Taylor Moyer contributed 18 kills with a .485 hitting percentage. Monica Dempsey tallied 26 assists along with six digs and three kills while Jamika Townsend posted 17 assists with nine digs and five kills for the Lightning.

Bowie State (0-5) will play the first of three straight home matches beginning with their first conference contest of the season against Chowan University – Sunday, September 9th at 2 pm in the Lady Bulldogs’ A.C. Jordan Arena.

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