LANCASTER, Pa. - Gallaudet University will not forget its first appearance at Lancaster Bible College for women's volleyball as the Bison were upset by the Chargers 3-1 here Friday night in the Horst Athletic Center. The Bison took its first loss in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play this season and suffered the first loss to the Chargers in 12 tries.
Gallaudet (10-10, 4-1 NEAC) dropped the first set 18-25 before it knotted things at 1-1 after a 25-21 second set win. The Chargers stormed back and closed out the match 20-25 and 20-25.
Junior outside hitter Adele Daniels (Austin, Texas) recorded a double-double with 17 kills and 18 digs. Sophomore Karita Lewis (Frederick, Md.) contributed 12 kills for the Bison and two service aces. Freshman setter Emma Giuntoli (Austin, Texas) passed out 40 assists and five service aces. Senior middle hitter Shua Clay (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) added eight kills and four blocks.
Isabella Cooper led the Cardinals in kills with 17. Patricia Martinez followed with 14 kills, and made it a double-double with 18 digs. Joya Libbus recorded 11 kills, while setter Maria Gonzalez passed out 48 assists in the win.
- Oustide hitter sophomore Brynn Schmidt (Bozeman, Mont.) and defensive specialists freshman Mia Upchurch (Austin, Texas) and junior Farrah Harmount (Union City, Calif.) all added one service ace for the Bison
Gallaudet will try and bounce back tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 6) with two NEAC matches at LBC against Wells College (9-8, 4-1 NEAC) and Keuka College (8-12, 4-1 NEAC) at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.