Volleyball: Boston College Eagles Stay Grounded in Sweep by Buffalo Bulls

Kenny LindbergContributor IAugust 29, 2009

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA - JULY 18: Todd Rogers trys to hit a shot palst the block of Matt Fuerbringer at the AVP Crocs Manhattan Beach Open on July 18, 2009 in Manhattan Beach, California. Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers  defeated Matt Fuerbringer/Casey Jennings 21-23, 21-18, (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The University of Buffalo Bulls kicked off their volleyball season last night with a much different result then fans and players have grown accustomed to over the past four seasons in winning their first match.

The Bulls defeated the Boston College Eagles last night in a 3-0 sweep with scores of 25-21, 25-22, 25-19.

The Bulls were led offensively by redshirt junior Kelsey Leuders who was playing her first game in almost a full season, and she had 11 kills and hit a team high .526.

Lindsey Schlegel ran a very effective offense and dished out 32 assists and the team had a respectible .242 hitting percentage for the first night.

Defensively, the Bulls were led by freshman Tori Beckman, who had 19 digs on 19 attempts for the night, Lindsey Schlegel added a block of her own, and juniors Leuders, Reese Hornbaker, and Kristin Bignell each recorded two block assists. 

For the Eagles, the offense was held to a .076 hitting and were led by Sophomore Mollie Kolosky, who recorded 12 kills and freshman setter Krissy Musserden, who handed out 25 assists to go with five kills of her own. The Eagles were only able to manage 32 kills on the Bulls for the match.

Both teams return to action this afternoon with Boston College playing Seton Hall at 10:30, and Fordham at 4:30. The Bulls face off with Fordham at 1:00 and Seton Hall at 7:00 this evening.

Defensively the Eagles were led by sophomore Brennan Clark who recorded 18 digs on 18 chances and sophomore Jordan Merideth added 2 blocks.