Bulls Have Win Streak Snapped At Ohio

Andrea Mitrovic

ATHENS, OH – The University at Buffalo volleyball team had its five-match win streak snapped on Saturday night as the Bulls fell at Ohio, 3-0.  The Bulls are now 14-9 on the season and 7-5 in conference play, tied with the Bobcats.

Ohio took the contest 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 as the Bobcats outhit the Bulls, .310 to .198.  Ohio led 6-2 early in the opening set and took a 20-14 advantage before the Bulls pulled within 23-21 following an Ohio service error. However, the Bobcats scored the final two points to claim the set.

Buffalo took a 10-9 lead in the second set, but a 9-2 Ohio run put the Bobcats up 18-12.  The Bulls cut it to 23-18, but Ohio went on to win the set 25-18.  UB and Ohio were tied at 11-11 in the third set before Ohio went ahead 15-12.  The Bulls were able to fight off two set points before Ohio won the third set 25-22.

Andrea Mitrovic and Megan Wernette led the Bulls with 12 kills apiece.  Mitrovic had just two errors as she hit .345 and Wernette hit a team-high .450. Mitrovic also led the Bulls defensively with 15 digs.  Polina Prokudina added nine kills.

Sophomore setter Scout McLerran had 32 assists and two blocks.  Junior Larra Bickelhaupt had 11 digs and sophomore Hannah Watson added eight.

The Bulls will conclude their five-match road trip on Thursday night when they head to Akron for a 7pm match.