HAMDEN, Conn. – Career days from four Bobcats were not enough to top Navy, as the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team fell to the Midshipmen, 3-2, at Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus of Quinnipiac University.
Freshman Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.) posted 15 kills, sophomore Tracy Wright (Fair Lawn, N.J.) tallied 29 digs, senior Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) contributed seven service aces, and freshman Krista Bennett (Scottsdale, Ariz.) added 16 digs – all career highs. Lawler also recorded 38 assists and a season-high 13 digs.
The Bobcats took the first set, 25-21, recording eight aces in the process. The Bobcats tallied three aces each from Lawler and junior Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.), and two from senior Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.). Payne tallied seven kills and 10 digs for the contest.
Navy took the second and third sets to take a 2-1 lead in the match. The Midshipmen took the second set, 25-21, before prevailing in the third, 25-18.
In the fourth set, Lawler assisted on 17 of the Bobcats' 21 points, as Quinnipiac evened the match with a 25-17 victory, to force a fifth and deciding set. Allen posted six of her 15 kills in the frame.
The Midshipmen jumped ahead to an 11-7 lead in the fifth set, before Quinnipiac scored the next four points to even the score. Navy jumped ahead 14-13, but was unable to put the Bobcats away. Quinnipiac evened the score at 14, at which point the Midshipmen tallied the final two points of the match, taking the fifth set, 16-14.
The Bobcats return to action later this afternoon, as part of the Quinnipiac/University of Hartford Invitational at Burt Kahn Court. The Bobcats will host Delaware State at 5 p.m.