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Griffins Drop Its Opener At The Spalding Quad Against Bluffton

Griffins Drop Its Opener At The Spalding Quad Against Bluffton

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Fontbonne University women's volleyball team fell in straight sets (17-25, 13-25, 15-25) against Bluffton on Friday to begin the Spalding University Quad Match.

The Griffins (1-4), compiled 31 kills and a season-low .060 hitting percentage. It was also the first time this year the team didn't record a service ace.

Maura Rabun led with seven kills and a team-high .333 hitting percentage. Kristina Eason contributed seven kills, a .308 hitting percentage, and nine assists. Victoria Curtice, meanwhile, added six kills and nine digs of her own. Megan Schaller led with 12 assists, while Olivia Tallo had a season-high 10 digs.  

Bluffton (3-7), totaled 32 kills, a .307 hitting percentage, 31 assists, 37 digs, and 14 block assists. Individually, Jesse Gibson led with eight kills and a match-high .500 hitting percentage.

Setter Erin Weisgarber handed out a match-high 24 assists, while Abby Rohrbach led the group defensively with eight digs.

It was back-and-forth play throughout the first set, though the Griffins grabbed a 15-14 lead on a kill from Curtice. However, the Beavers closed out the opening set on an 11-3 run for the 25-17 win.

In the second, the Beavers grabbed an early advantage, but the Griffins were right there down 14-9 on Tallo's kill. Bluffton rattled off a 4-0 run and finished off the set, outscoring Fontbonne 11-4, winning 25-13.

In the third, the Beavers took advantage of the Griffins 11 kills and 10 error performance, allowing them to take the set and the match, 25-15.

Fontbonne looks to bounce back tomorrow morning against Spalding at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m., outing against Greenville.

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