PITTSBURGH - BU hit .330 and 12 players saw action as the Butler volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Howard on Friday evening. The Bulldogs have won three straight.
The Bulldogs cruised to a 25-13 win in the first set. After Butler went up 7-2 to force a Howard timeout, the Bison closed to within 7-4. Howard wouldn't get any closer, as BU would pull away easily.
The second set was the closest of the night on the scoreboard, although Butler dominated and led comfortably throughout. The Bulldogs had a 16-9 lead before Howard gained some momentum. Howard would eventually closed to within 23-21, forcing a late Butler timeout. With BU leading 24-22, Kyle smacked a kill to clinch the set for Butler.
Butler had an easy third set, winning 25-14. BU led 12-6 early, forcing a timeout, before continuting to pull away. The lead extended to double digits at 21-11 before Butler finished the quick 3-0 victory.
The Bulldogs (3-1) will play Coastal Carolina and host Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 1.