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Buffalo State women’s volleyball loses to St. John Fisher, NYU to end season

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Buffalo State lost a pair of straight-set matches to St. John Fisher and NYU as its season came to a close today at the New York Region Challenge at RIT.
 
MATCH 1 BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  St. John Fisher def. Buffalo State, 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-14)
LOCATION: New York Region Challenge at RIT – Rochester, N.Y.
RECORDS: St. John Fisher (17-14), Buffalo State (4-26)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • St. John Fisher jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first set and cruised the early advantage.  Buffalo State led 9-7 in the second set, but the Cardinal hung around and then used an 11-3 run to close the set and take the 2-0 lead.  Fisher pulled away early for a 13-6 lead in the final set and cruised to the sweep.
  • St. John Fisher finished with 49 kills and 12 aces, compared to just 22 and three by the Bengals.
  • Brooke Latour (Lakewood/Southwestern) and Jordan McKenna (Tonawanda/Kenmore East) tallied five kills apiece for the Bengals.
  • Brooke Federko (Jamestown/Jamestown) had 12 assists.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Alea Steigerwald finished with 22 kills and two aces to lead St. John Fisher.
 
MATCH 2 BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  NYU def. Buffalo State, 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-11)
LOCATION: New York Region Challenge at RIT – Rochester, N.Y.
RECORDS: NYU (17-14), Buffalo State (4-27)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • NYU never trailed in the first two sets, racing to back-to-back 25-12 wins.  The Bengals jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third set, but the Violets regrouped and cruised to the 25-11 win.
  • NYU posted 40 kills and 12 aces.  Buffalo State tallied just 16 kills and did not have an ace.
  • Bryanna Fisher (Brooklyn/Midwood) had four kills to lead Buffalo State's attack, and senior Victoria Rigler (Amherst/Sweet Home) registered 10 digs in her final collegiate match.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Abby Ausmus had five aces and two blocks.  Gretchen Kincade and Maddie DeJong had eight kills each.