Coach Lynn Boren notches win #75 over Catholic
WASHINGTON, DC--Gallaudet lost the first game, 30-26 but staged a three-act rally, winning straight games (32-30, 30-25, 30-27) to give Head Coach Lynn Ray Boren his 75th career win.
From CUA Sports Information
The teams were tied at eight but the Cards slowly pulled away thanks to solid hitting. Up by as much as seven points at one juncture CUA seemed to be on their way to victory but errors gave Gallaudet their window of opportunity. After pulling within two 23-21 it became a race to 30. CUA served up three points as the Bison made them work for the 30-26 victory.
The Bison jumped out to a quick lead in game two holding a 6-1 advantage. CUA worked its way back into the game but struggled to get a run going. A number of side out opportunites looked like the Cardinals' chance to halt the Gallaudet momentum. Finally CUA pulled within three 23-20 forcing Gallaudet to call a timeout to regroup. A CUA service ace tied it at 24 but the Bison weren't finished. The squads traded points in some solid rallies, tied it at 29 and once again at 30. Gallaudet managed to finally get ahead winning 32-20.
The teams used momentum from the end of the second game to start the third in a see-saw match with neither squad gaining a significant advantage. Gallaudet used Cardinal errors to its favor going up 18-12 at one point, however, the Cardinals made their way back but could never quite get over the hump falling 30-25.
The battle continued through the fourth game as CUA fought to
force the extra contest. But the Bison managed to take the lead at
10 thanks to power hitting up front. Looking at as much as a
six-point deficit, Cardinal Mary Kate Gardner brought the Cards
back into the game serving during a pair of spirited rallies. At 27
seven a CUA back row attack tied it up, but it wouldn't be enough
as the Cardinals fell.
Bison hitters Justine Jeter and Amanda Krieger tied for the offensive lead, with a combined 34 kills--or 17 apiece. Ludmila Mounty-Weinstock and Nukeitra Hayes backed their mates up with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Setter Krystle Berrigan posted a 50-assist night with Amy Siebert adding two service aces.
On defense, Shana Lehmann had 31 digs, while Micaela Paulone posted 17 and had 10 assists. The Bison (22-9, 6-1 CAC) take on conference opponent Marymount University in the final conference match of the season on Thursday, October 25 at The Field House. This will also be the final home game of the regular season. The first serve goes at 7 p.m.
Amy Siebert as she sets up a pass.
Nukeitra Hayes as she puts some hot sauce on one of her kills.
Ludmila Mounty-Weinstock reaches for the rafters on one of her kills.
Ursa Rewolinski as she sets up to fire one of her Rockets.