Long Island Defeats Women's Volleyball, 3-0, In NEC Clash

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Four members of the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team registered six or more kills on Saturday afternoon, but the Blackbirds of Long Island University were too much for the Bobcats, as LIU handed QU a 3-0 (25-23, 25-12 and 25-20) loss at the Wellness, Athletic and Recreation Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  

With the loss, the Bobcats dropped to 3-19 on the season and 2-7 in Northeast Conference competition. The Blackbirds, now winners in seven straight conference games, improved to 13-11, 7-1 in the league.

Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) put together another quality start for the Bobcats, as the freshman hammered a team-high 10 kills on 24 attempts for a .333 attacking percentage. Sophomore Olivia Grattan (Pittsburgh, Pa.), senior Kelby Carey (Surfside Colony, Calif.) and freshman Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.) each chimed in with six kills, as the team combined for 31 of them in the match.

Sophomore Tracey Wright (Fair Lawn, N.J.) fared well on the back row with 18 digs and senior Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) conducted the offense with 23 assists. Grattan also added three blocks on the afternoon.

The Blackbirds' offense proved to be the difference in this one, as the home team accounted for 49 kills at a .343 clip. They also controlled a 7-4 advantage in blocks and edged the Bobcats in aces (5-3).

Annika Foit was one of three LIU players to record double-digits in kills. She finished with a game-high 14, Hanna Gibeau recorded 13 and Jessica Rice chimed in with 11.  

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, October 23, with another NEC showdown against St. Francis (N.Y.). First serve of the contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. Fans can find scores, stats and game recaps at the official athletics website of Quinnipiac University at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Contact: Anthony Distasio; Ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu