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Buff State women’s volleyball rallies for first win over Pratt, falls to Wheaton

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BROOKLYN—Buffalo State stormed back and claimed a five-set victory over Pratt Institute for its first victory of the season after dropping a three-set decision against Wheaton earlier in the day, closing out the NYU Quad this afternoon.
 
MATCH 1 BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Wheaton def. Buffalo State, 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-18)
LOCATION: NYU Quad – Brooklyn, N.Y.
RECORDS: Wheaton (2-0), Buffalo State (0-2)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Brooke Federko (Jamestown/Jamestown) finished with 18 assists and nine digs, but Buffalo State dropped the morning match in straight sets. 
  • The Bengals never led in the first two sets, but took an early lead in the third set, but Wheaton used a late 8-0 run to pull away and complete the sweep.
  • Eimile O'Brien (Marietta/Marcellus) led the Bengals with seven kills, and Kayla Wolinski (Lancaster/Lancaster) added five kills and two blocks.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Julia Palomba led Wheaton with 17 kills, while Becca Houghton had 27 assists, nine digs, and five kills.
 
MATCH 2 BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Buffalo State def. Pratt Institute, 3-2 (16-25, 25-12, 22-25, 25-16, 15-4)
LOCATION: NYU Quad – Brooklyn, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (1-2), Pratt Institute (0-2)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Buffalo State dropped the first set against Pratt 16-25, before evening the match with a 25-12 win.  After dropping a close third set, the Bengals took control, claiming a 25-16 win in the fourth set, before rolling at a 15-4 victory in the deciding set.
  • O'Brien paced the offense again with 14 kills to go with two blocks.
  • Federko had 30 assists and 11 digs.
  • Liz Schultheis (Holley/Brockport) had five blocks, and Darion Jonathan (Akron/Akron) registered 21 digs.
  • Alena McKelvey (Buffalo/City Honors) finished with nine kills, six aces and nine digs.
  • Bryanna Fisher (Brooklyn/Midwood) added seven kills and four blocks.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Cori Glidden led the Cannoneers with nine kills, and Sandra Eldeiry had 20 digs.
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will compete at the University of Rochester Tournament next Friday and Saturday.

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