September 12, 2009

Volleyball Falls To Stony Brook, 3-0, And Columbia, 3-1

NEW YORK - Freshman Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) had a career-high 20 digs, but the Quinnipiac University volleyball team was defeated by Stony Brook, 3-0, in opening round action at the Columbia Invitational, Friday afternoon at Levien Gymnasium. Quinnipiac dropped the second match of the day to Columbia, 3-1. With the losses, the Bobcats fall to 0-6, while the Seawolves improve to 2-7 and the Lions to 3-2.

Kayla Lawler (Richmond, Ind.) compiled 15 assists, while Alyssa Naylor (San Diego, Calif.) had a team-high eight kills and three blocks against Stony Brook.

The Seawolves won the first set, 25-17, before taking the second, 25-16. Stony Brook put the match away with a 25-12 decision in the third set.

In the nightcap against Columbia, Quinnipiac dropped the first set, 25-21, but stormed back to take a tightly-contest second set, 25-22. The Lions rallied to win the third by eight points, 25-17, before taking the match in four sets with a 25-19 result in the fourth.

After her 20-dig performance in the first match of the day, Riker added 19 against Columbia. Naylor had a match-high 16 kills, while sophomore Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) posted 14 against the Lions. Lawler recorded 39 assists against the tournament hosts, while making just one error in the game.

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow afternoon as they play in the second day of the tournament. Quinnipiac will square off with the Marist Red Foxes at 2 p.m., before taking on the Iona Gaels with a scheduled start time of 5 p.m.