Bulls Drop MAC Contest To Kent State, 3-0
KENT, OH – The University at Buffalo volleyball team travelled to Kent State on Saturday night, dropping a 3-0 contest to the Golden Flashes at the M.A.C. Center. The loss drops the Bulls to 15-13 on the season and 5-9 in the MAC. The Bulls are now in fourth place in the MAC East and eighth overall as they head into the final weekend of regular season play.
The Golden Flashes took the contest, 25-17, 26-24, 25-20 as they hit .250 for the match, opposed to .108 for the Bulls. Both teams hit extremely well in the first set as the Bulls hit .324, but Kent State nearly doubled that by hitting .607. Neither team was able to keep up those numbers in sets two and three, but the Golden Flashes prevailed in both of those.
"I give credit to Kent State for extending the rallies tonight," said head coach Todd Kress. "They kept the ball off the court and that fight was the difference in the match tonight. We must get better this week as we prepare for Akron and Toledo."
The Bulls were led by a career-high eight kills from sophomore Abby Niekamp. Dani Silvers added seven kills while junior Lindsey Schlegelhad five kills and 24 assists.
Kent State was led by 15 kills from Arjola Prenga and 10 kills from Liva Brivule. Jenny Keck had 36 assists and Kristen Barr added 15 digs.
The Bulls remain on the road on Thursday as they head to Akron for their final road match of the year. UB hosts Toledo on the final night of the season on Saturday.