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Pitt-Bradford battles past Buffalo State women's volleyball

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

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BUFFALO, N.Y. --  Bryanna Fisher (Brooklyn/Midwood) led the Bengals offense with 12 kills and chipped in a pair of block assists, but it was not enough as Buffalo State dropped a straight-sets decision to visiting Pitt-Bradford in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Pitt-Bradford def. Buffalo State, 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-18)
LOCATION: Sports Arena - Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS: Pitt-Bradford (10-8), Buffalo State (3-14)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Pitt-Bradford stormed out of the gate with an early 7-2 run but couldn't sustain the lead as Buffalo State battled back to trim the deficit to 19-17. The Panthers responded with six of the next eight points to claim the first set 25-19.
  • The Bengals opened the second set with its first lead of the match, 9-7, off of a kill by Alena McKelvey(Buffalo/City Honors). Pitt-Bradford used back-to-back kills, a couple of points later, to retake the lead 11-10.
  • Both teams battled for the rest of the set until a 5-0 run late gave the Panthers control of the second set, 25-20.
  • After an early 6-3 run by the Bengals, Pitt-Bradford used a 12-2 run to retake the lead. Buffalo State rallied to cut the lead back to 22-18, but the Panthers won the next three points to finish off the straight-sets win.
  • Eimile O'Brien (Marietta/Marcellus) and McKelvey each chipped in four kills, with O'Brien adding three block assists.
  • Brooke Federko (Jamestown/Jamestown) finished with 23 assists.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Riley Anderson and Emily Cleveland led the Panthers with 18 and 16 kills respectively.
  • Payton Orzech chipped in 38 assists.
 
UP NEXT                  
Buffalo State will return to SUNYAC play as it hosts three matches in the Sports Arena next weekend, beginning with Cortland on Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m.