The Briar Cliff women’s volleyball team won two extended sets en route to a 3-1 win over Doane in GPAC action Saturday in Crete.
The Blue and Gold won the match 28-26, 17-25, 30-28, 25-20 with a strong night serving. The Chargers capped off the victory with their 12th ace of the contest while only recording four service errors. Doane, on the other hand, tallied just three service aces but had 12 service errors.
Delaney Meyer recorded five aces and Briar Cliff had multiple aces from a couple of other players with Maureen Imrie and Harlee Wagoner each finishing with three. Kelsey Kanaby recorded the other ace for BC.
Meyer also led the team in assists with 23 and had 11 digs. Imrie shared setting duties and tallied 22 assists to go along with nine digs. Danielle Coronado led all Chargers in digs with 19.
Head coach Trevor Schirman was pleased with the win and called it a total team effort.
The attack percentages for the Cliff weren’t anything to write home about at .193 for the team total compared to Doane’s .293. The Tigers also had the edge in blocks with seven compared to just two for BC. Both blocks for the Chargers were credited as block assists by Tyra Blue and Lexus Mosbrucker. Mosbrucker was solid defensively as she also finished with 13 digs.
“Sometimes you have to figure out how to win when things aren’t going well and that’s what we did,” Schirman said.
The top attacker for BC was Courtney Schafer with 14 kills and an attack percentage of .216. Grace Hanno finished with nine kills, Mosbrucker had eight and Victoria Gonzalez recorded seven with an attack percentage of .294.
The win moves the Cliff to 9-6 on the year and evens up the GPAC record at 3-3. Doane fell to 2-4 in conference play and 9-9 overall.
Briar Cliff returns to action Friday as the Chargers take on College of Saint Mary and follow that up with a match against Morningside on Saturday. Both contests are at home as part of Homecoming festivities on the cliff.