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Niagara volleyball swept by Quinnipiac


SCORE: Quinnipiac 3, Niagara 0 (25-21, 25-21, 28-26)
RECORDS: Quinnipiac (8-20, 7-11 MAAC), Niagara (9-18, 9-9 MAAC)

HAMDEN, C.T. -- In their final match of the regular season, the Purple Eagles fell to the Quinnipiac Bobcats in straight sets.

Match Summary
First Set

  • The Purple Eagles and the Bobcats kept things close in the first set. The score was tied 11 times over the course of the set.
  • Niagara and Quinnipiac were tied, 15-15, before the Bobcats began to pull away.
  • Quinnipiac won the first set, 25-21.
Second Set
  • Quinnipiac narrowly led the Purple Eagles, 7-6, before the Bobcats went on a 5-0 run to take a 12-6 lead over NU.
  • The Bobcats maintained control of the lead, 22-17. Two straight kills from Mary Redl brought Niagara within three points of Quinnipiac, 22-19.
  • The Bobcats, however, hung on to take the set, 25-21, and take a 2-0 match lead.
Third Set
  • The teams once again kept things close in the third set and the score was tied 11 times during set three.
  • The Bobcats led, 19-15, but a 4-0 run from Niagara, including two straight kills from Caroline Leitch, tied things up, 19-19.
  • Two straight errors from Quinnipiac put the Purple Eagles in the lead, 23-21, but the Bobcats came back to earn the third set win, 28-26, and sweep the match.

Eagle's Eye On…

Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles will head to the MAAC Championships in Orlando, Fla. The first round will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15. Seeds and matchups will be determined following the completion of regular season games this weekend.

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