Volleyball Falls To Miami (OH), 3-0

Paige Beck

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo volleyball team lost its Mid-American Conference match against Miami (OH) on Saturday evening, 3-0.  The Bulls dropped to 8-6 on the year and 0-2 in league play.

The visiting RedHawks took the contest, 27-25, 25-17, 25-19, as Miami outhit UB, .227 to .085.  The Bulls had their best chance in a back and forth opening set.  The RedHawks led 23-20 in the first when the Bulls scored four straight points, capped off on an ace from freshman Paige Beck.  The Bulls had two set points in the first, but Miami fought them both off, going on to win the set, 27-25.

The RedHawks opened a 15-10 led in the second set, increasing the lead to as much as 23-15 before they clinched it, 25-17.  In the third, the set was tied at 10-10 when the RedHawks went on a 6-2 run to take the 16-12 advantage.  A Miami block, clinched the set and the match.

Sophomore Andrea Mitrovic and junior Polina Prokudina each finished with 10 kills to lead UB, while senior Megan Wernette added seven, while also finishing as UB's leading blocker with seven.

Beck led UB with 12 digs, while senior Larra Bickelhaupt and junior Hannah Watson each finished with 10.  Mitrovic just missed the double-double on the evening nine digs.

The Bulls will continue MAC play on the road next weekend beginning at Ohio on Friday evening followed by a trip to Kent State on Saturday.