Bulldogs Fall in Five-Set Battle with Wooster

Bulldogs Fall in Five-Set Battle with Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Adrian College women's volleyball team lost to hosts Wooster in a five-set match as part of the Ginny Kilt Classic on Friday, Sep. 14.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Wooster 3, Adrian 2 (15-25, 25-10, 9-25, 25-19, 15-11)

Location: Wooster, Ohio (Timkin Gymnasium)

Records: Wooster 9-2 (0-0 NCAC), Adrian 4-5 (0-0 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The first set was back and forth with neither team able to pull away, until Adrian got on a run midway through the set. The Bulldogs didn't look back and took the set, 25-15.

It was all Wooster in the second set, with the Fighting Scots jumping out to an early 12-2 lead. Wooster would hold a lead of no less than nine for the remainder of the set, taking set two 25-10.

But Adrian got its revenge in the third set; after losing the first point, the Black and Gold rattled off 14 straight points to go up 14-1 in the frame. The Fighting Scots would only muster eight more points in the set, giving the Bulldogs the 25-9 set win.

Wooster jumped out ahead in the fourth set with its back against the wall. The Fighting Scots built an eight-point lead late in the set and were able to fend off a potential Adrian comeback to win the set 25-19 and fourth a decisive fifth set.

The Bulldogs got off to a quick lead in the fifth set but Wooster was able to claw its way back into the set, going on a 10-4 run to win the set, 15-11.

TOP DOGS

• Senior Jordan Pizzo and sophomore Grace Welch led the Bulldogs in kills with ten each. Welch also added a solo block and four block assists.

• Sophomore Liz Susitko was Adrian's leader in assists and digs, with 30 assists and 25 digs. Sophomore Karlee Techentin contributed 23 digs on the night as well.

• Senior Olivia Welch finished the match with nine kills and sixteen digs while adding four assists.

THE OPPOSITION

• Eleri Miller and Katie Billetdeaux led the Wooster offense with ten kills each.

• Meghan Botsch led the Fighting Scots in assists with 30.

• Wooster's defense was led by Botsch and Gabrielle Basinski with 21 and 20 digs, respectively.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs wrap up the Ginny Kilt Classic tomorrow with games against Bethany (W.V.) at 11 a.m. and Marietta at 1 p.m.

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