Gallaudet falls to first-place Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. - First-place in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) volleyball standings was on the line Tuesday evening as Gallaudet University traveled to face Salisbury University at the Maggs Center. The first-place Sea Gulls held off the Bison, 3-1, before a crowd of 445 on Dig Pink night.
Gallaudet (16-9, 3-2 CAC) kept the match close throughout the night as the Bison won the second set 25-20. GU fell behind 2-1 before it took an early 7-2 lead in the fourth set. Salisbury (20-4, 5-0 CAC) then went on a 14-4 run to pull away from Gallaudet and close out the set and the match; 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 18-25.
SU, the two-defending CAC champions, have not lost a conference match in 19 games. Gallaudet was the last team to beat Salisbury back on October 18, 2007, in a thrilling five-set match that the Bison won; 36-34, 22-30, 29-31, 30-22, 15-11.
Senior Amanda Krieger (Carmel, Ind.), the reigning CAC Player of the Week, led the Bison with a double-double as she made 12 kills and a team-high 20 digs. Senior Justine Jeter (Noblesville, Ind.) had a team-high 13 kills and 16 digs and sophomore Paige Johnson (North Richland Hills, Texas) made 29 assists and 14 digs to record double-doubles as well.
Gallaudet remains in third-place of the conference behind Salisbury and University of Mary Washington, the two teams that have handed the Bison their CAC losses this season.
GU will next host St. Mary's (Md.) College on Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Field House.