Volleyball Falls To Fairleigh Dickinson In Five Sets, 3-2

HACKENSACK, N.J. - Freshmen Kelby Carey (Surfside Colony, Calif.) and Kayla Lawler (Richmond, Ind.) each compiled double-doubles, but the Quinnipiac University volleyball team fell to Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-2, in the Bobcats' Northeast Conference opener, Saturday afternoon at the Rothman Center. Carey finished with 11 kills and 10 digs, while Lawler had 33 assists and 11 digs. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 3-21 (0-1 NEC) while the Knights improve to 13-9 (1-0 NEC).

Senior Crista Valentino (Oakdale, N.Y.) and freshman Stephanie Biediger (Houston, Texas) tied for the team lead with 14 digs apiece. Freshman Alyssa Naylor (San Diego, Calif.) had a team-best two blocks.

The Knights took the first set, 25-13, before the Bobcats stormed back with a decisive, 25-8 victory in the second. Fairleigh Dickinson regrouped to win the third, 25-19, while Quinnipiac again had the answer, winning the fourth, 25-21. The Knights won the match with a 15-12 fifth-set victory.

The Bobcats return to action Sunday, when they play host to NEC foe Long Island. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Burt Kahn Court.