Result: Green Bay def. Butler 25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23
INDIANAPOLIS - Junior Maureen Bamiro had 18 kills and senior Katie Daprile had 25 digs but the Butler volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Green Bay Friday night. It was BU's first league home loss and snapped the team's eight-match winning streak.
Butler (17-8, 11-2 HL) got 48 assists from sophomore Gina Vera but hit just .169 for the night and had just 5.0 team blocks.
"We were a little out of sync tonight," head coach Sharon Clark said. "We've had some setbacks happen and we had some players try to step up and do too much. I think we'll rebound tomorrow against Milwaukee."
BU started quickly in the first set with a 5-1 lead, but Green Bay fought back and eventually won the set 25-22. The two teams traded points in the second set on the way to a 16-16 point. At 19-18, the Bulldogs got four of the next five points to lead 23-19. BU would win the set 25-23 and tie the match 1-1.
Green Bay (10-18, 6-8 HL) rolled out to a 12-7 lead in the third set and extended the lead. GB led 23-14 at one point before winning 25-19 for a 2-1 lead.
The Phoenix maintained a lead for much of the fourth set, playing excellent defense and taking advantage of Bulldog errors. Green Bay would hold off a late BU rally to win 25-23 and clinch the match.
Green Bay's Whitney Schott had 54 assists and 25 digs, while Lyndsay Zabkowicz had 17 kills. Green Bay hit .263 as a team with just 14 attack errors.
Butler, now one back in the loss column, hosts league leader Milwaukee Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. The match will be a Samaritan's Feet promotion, with Clark coach barefoot. Clark will also be honored for her recent Butler wins record.