Oct. 28, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College volleyball team fell to the Binghamton Bearcats, 3-2 (25-17, 25-20, 13-25, 16-25, 12-15), on Sunday, October 28 in Providence, R.I.
The Friars trailed early in the first set, 3-5, but would score nine straight points to take a 12-5 lead over the Bearcats. Binghamton would pull within two points at 12-10, and eventually tie the set at 13-all. The Friars would then regain control of the match, converting on six of the next seven points to lead 19-14. The Friars would close out the set strong and take the first by the score of 25-17. Freshman Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) tied for a set-high seven assists.
The second set started out with both teams trading the first 10 points with each other, leading to a 5-5 tied. With the set tied at 8-all, the Friars would take eight of the next 10 points to build a six point lead at 16-10. Binghamton would cut the Friar lead in half (16-13) before the teams again went point-for-point over the next eight points, leaving the Friars with a 20-17 lead. The Friars would secure the last three points of the set to take a 2-0 lead in the match, winning the set 25-20. Sophomore Colleen McCollom (Indian Head Park, Ill.) led all players with seven kills in the set.
Binghamton controlled the third set with a wire-to-wire win. The Bearcats would use runs of four and six points during the set to help pull away with a 25-13 set win. Senior Cassie Muzzonigro (Gibsonia, Pa.) would lead all players with 11 digs in the set. Binghamton's strong play continued into the fourth set, which saw the Bearcats tie the match up at two sets apiece, winning the fourth set 25-16.
In the decisive fifth set, the Friars and the Bearcats split the first eight points (4-4), before the Friars took a 6-4 lead. The Bearcats responded with five consecutive points to take the lead for good at 9-6. Trailing 9-12, the Friars would pull within one point twice, but ultimately fall 15-12.
Muzzonigro would set a season-high and tie a career-high with 32 digs in the match. Wiesler would the match with 38 assists, breaking the 30 assist mark for the ninth time this season. She also added 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the season.
The Friars next game is slated for Friday, November 2 against America East foe Stony Brook. The match will be played in Stony Brook, N.Y. and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.