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Buffalo State women’s volleyball falls to Nazareth, RIT

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

McKenna
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Buffalo State suffered two more losses to finish off the RIT Invitational this afternoon, falling in four sets to Nazareth before dropping a straight-sets loss to host RIT in non-conference action.
 
MATCH #1 BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Nazareth def. Buffalo State, 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-23)
LOCATION: Clark Gym – Rochester, N.Y.
RECORDS: Nazareth (14-10), Buffalo State (3-20)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Buffalo State and Nazareth matched each other point-for-point in the first set until the Golden Flyers used a 4-0 run to take a 21-17 lead.
  • The momentum shifted following a service error by Nazareth as the Bengals closed the set on an 8-2 run fueled by aces from Abby Mosher (Little Falls/Little Falls) and Jordan McKenna(Tonawanda/Kenmore East).
  • The Golden Flyers used a 12-1 run in the second set and a 17-4 run in the third frame to cruise to a 25-12 win in each of the sets.
  • Buffalo State survived an early 13-3 run by Nazareth in the final set to close the gap to 24-23 following a pair of attack errors by the Golden Flyers. Nazareth would claim the next point to complete the win.
  • Bryanna Fisher (Brooklyn/Midwood) led the Bengals' offense with seven kills and chipped in five block assists.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Delaney Martin led the Golden Flyers with 13 kills and chipped in three digs.
  • Kelsey Milligan and Carmen Sapp each tallied 12 kills and a hitting percentage over .400.
 
MATCH #2 BASICS
FINAL SCORE: RIT def. Buffalo State, 3-0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-13)
LOCATION: Clark Gym – Rochester, N.Y.
RECORDS: RIT (19-3), Buffalo State (3-21)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • RIT started quickly by earning the game's first eight points and cruised to a 25-8 win in the first set.
  • Buffalo State took its first lead in the contest, early in the second frame, with a 9-7 lead off a service ace from Eimile O'Brien (Marietta/Marcellus). The Tigers reclaimed the lead a few points later and used a 12-4 run to take control of the frame and never looked back, earning a 25-19 set win.
  • RIT completed the straight-sets win with a 25-13 victory in the third set fueled by a 11-1 run midway through the set.
  • Buffalo State posted with a season-low with only 10 kills and finished with a negative-.063 attack percentage.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Katie Hobler led the Tigers' offense with 13 kills and chipped in seven digs.
  • Kelly Fellner added 11 kills, while Erin Parkinson finished with 37 assists.
 
UP NEXT                  
Buffalo State will return to the Sports Arena for the final time in the regular season as it hosts Houghton next Tuesday at 7 p.m.