Oct. 11, 2002
DAYTON, OHIO - The Butler volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak with a five game win (30-22, 21-30, 30-23, 28-30, 15-10) over Horizon League preseason favorite Wright State on Friday (Oct. 11) at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium. The win boosts the Bulldogs' record to 9-12 overall, and 2-3 in league action, while WSU, which has lost three straight league matches, drops to 12-7, 2-3.
The Bulldogs, who hit .227 on the match, hit .348 in the decisive fifth game, while holding Wright State to a .069 clip in the frame. The Raiders hit .168 on the match.
Sophomore outside hitter Kali Carter recorded a career-high 21 kills to go along with 12 digs to lead the Bulldogs to victory. Senior Keely Norris also posted impressive numbers, finishing with 18 kills, on no errors, to go along with a season-high 17 digs and six blocks. Sophomore libero Kamy Peters led all players with 26 digs, which was one shy of her career-best, while setter Amanda Matthews recorded 61 assists, 21 digs and seven kills.
Junior outside hitter Tricia Naseman led the way for the Raiders with 25 kills and 19 digs, but no other WSU player managed more than nine kills on the night. Setter Mandy Gels posted the team's other double-double with 57 assists and 16 digs.
Butler returns to action on Tuesday (Oct. 15) when the Bulldogs host in-state rival Valparaiso in a non-conference showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.