Olivia Grattan (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had a team-high six kills for the Bobcats, while Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) had 19 assists. Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) added a team-high nine digs.
The Pioneers took the first set, 25-15, before winning both the second and third sets by 25-17 margins.
The Bobcats return to action Sunday, when they travel to Hackensack, N.J., to take on Fairleigh Dickinson. Action from Stratis Arena is scheduled for 1 p.m.