BUFFALO, NY – The UB women's volleyball team dropped a tightly-contested match to Northern Illinois on Friday night as the Bulls fell, 3-1, at Alumni Arena. UB was taking part in the annual "Dig Pink" event and raised over $2,500 for breast cancer research.
The Huskies took the contest 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17 as NIU hit .249 opposed to just .188 for the Bulls. UB was led by 17 kills from junior Marisa Hornbaker, who added seven digs and two blocks. JuniorKristin Bignell added 12 kills and three blocks, while Kelsey Luedershad eight kills and four total blocks.
"I thought Northern Illinois did a great job blocking us and outhustling us," said head coach Todd Kress. "They had an answer for everything we threw at them. We have to get better defensively and scoring when we are in system."
The Bulls will be back in action tomorrow night when they host Western Michigan. The match against the Broncos begins at 7:00 pm.