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Leopards Fall to Navy in Bethlehem

Nov. 2, 2012

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(10-13), (6-5)
  1 2 3 4 5 F
 Navy 25 25 25 0 0 3
 Lafayette 21 23 16 0 0 0

 Box Score

(9-14), (2-9)
 Kill Leaders
 Player  Kills
 Navy - Fortner  14
 Lafayette - Ciliento  11
 Dig Leaders
 Player Digs
 Navy - Rapp 18
 Lafayette - Woodworth 14

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Hurricane Sandy continues to have its effect on the Leopards as the volleyball team was forced to play its match against Navy at Lehigh on Friday night due to a power outage at Kirby Sports Center. The team fell in straight sets to the Mids 25-21, 25-23 and 25-16.

After fighting through two tough set losses, Navy took control in the third to come away with the three-set sweep.

Junior Karissa Ciliento led the squad in kills with 11, while sophomore Danielle Towslee added seven put-a-ways. Senior co-captain Sarah Frohnapfel was all over the court as she recorded 20 assists, eight digs and two kills on the evening.

Defensively, sophomore Michelle Woodworth dug up 14 balls, while freshman Lauren Pisauro added eight digs. Towslee also chipped in at the net with two blocks.

The first was back-and-forth in the beginning as a Towslee killed tied it up at 10 apiece, 20 points into the match. Then, Towslee’s service error sparked a 6-0 run for the Mids that the Leopards could never recover from, as they took the 16-10 lead and went on to the 25-21 set victory.

The second was close throughout as a service ace from freshman Sarah Moult tied the set up at 14 and an attack error from Navy’s Alex Karika pulled Lafayette within one late at 24-23. However, Navy’s Alex Cassel came up with a set-winning kill on the next point to put away the Leopards in the second, 25-23.

Navy used that kill as momentum into the third, not allowing a comeback similar to the teams’ first meeting this season. In that match, the Leopards were down two sets to none, and battled back, eventually falling in five. Friday, the Mids closed out the match in dominant fashion, taking the third set, 25-16.

Power has returned at Kirby Sports Center as the Leopards will return home to face American tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m.