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8/26/2011 | Houston, Texas | Attendance: 631
Friday, August 26, 2011
HOUSTON, Texas -- Getting the 2011 season underway on Friday afternoon, the Lipscomb volleyball team dropped a hard-fought 3-0 non-conference decision, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23, to Xavier in the first contest of the “Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup” in Houston, Texas.
“We came out and started a little slow,” said head coach Brandon Rosenthal. “I thought we made too many unforced errors but it was a good effort overall.”
Closely resembling the first set, game two featured 12 ties and saw both teams land punches with neither team able to take more than a three-point lead. The Lady Bisons were forced to make major lineup adjustments in the middle of the set when Ford was forced to leave the game with an ankle injury. Again in game two, Xavier pulled away just at the end winning four of the last five points after a 21-21 tie.
“I felt good as we settled into set two and then Lauren Ford went down and we had to scramble,” said Rosenthal. “That forced us to shuffle our lineup drastically but Jewell Dobson did a tremendous job and Kaycee Green really stepped up with a .423 hitting percentage in the match.”
Originally, slated for 11:30 a.m., the contest was delayed for 90 minutes after Xavier’s team vans were broken into at their team breakfast this morning.
Lipscomb continues action in the tournament on Friday night at 7 p.m. against host Houston