Bulls Open Season With 3-0 Sweep of Boston College
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo volleyball team did something it hadn't done since 2005 on Friday night, win its season-opening match. The Bulls swept the Boston College Eagles, 3-0, at Alumni Arena as they began play in the 2009 University at Buffalo Invitational. The win was also UB's first against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since defeating NC State in 2003.
Freshman Tori Beckman recorded a team-high 17 digs in her first ever collegiate match, while junior Marisa Hornbaker added eight digs, six kills, two block assists and one service ace. Junior Lindsey Schlegel finished the night with a match-high 32 assists. She also had three kills, a service ace and a solo block.The Bulls took the match 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 as UB hit .242 on the night, opposed to just .076 for Boston College. Redshirt junior Kelsey Lueders led the Bulls with 11 kills. Lueders was playing in her first match in almost a year as she was forced to miss last season with a foot injury. Lueders also recorded just one error on 19 swings for a team best .526 hitting mark. Lueders also added two block assists. Senior Dani Silvers added nine kills, with just two errors on the night.
Boston College was led by 12 kills from Mollie Kolosky and 18 digs from Brennan Clark. Krissy Mussenden added 25 assists.