BROOKLYN—Buffalo State stormed back and claimed a five-set victory over Pratt Institute for its first victory of the season after dropping a three-set decision against Wheaton earlier in the day, closing out the NYU Quad this afternoon. MATCH 1 BASICS FINAL SCORE: Wheaton def. Buffalo State, 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-18) LOCATION: NYU Quad – Brooklyn, N.Y. RECORDS: Wheaton (2-0), Buffalo State (0-2) HOW IT HAPPENED
Brooke Federko(Jamestown/Jamestown) finished with 18 assists and nine digs, but Buffalo State dropped the morning match in straight sets.
The Bengals never led in the first two sets, but took an early lead in the third set, but Wheaton used a late 8-0 run to pull away and complete the sweep.
Eimile O’Brien (Marietta/Marcellus) led the Bengals with seven kills, and Kayla Wolinski(Lancaster/Lancaster) added five kills and two blocks.
FOR THE FOES
Julia Palomba led Wheaton with 17 kills, while Becca Houghton had 27 assists, nine digs, and five kills.
MATCH 2 BASICS FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State def. Pratt Institute, 3-2 (16-25, 25-12, 22-25, 25-16, 15-4) LOCATION: NYU Quad – Brooklyn, N.Y. RECORDS: Buffalo State (1-2), Pratt Institute (0-2) HOW IT HAPPENED
Buffalo State dropped the first set against Pratt 16-25, before evening the match with a 25-12 win. After dropping a close third set, the Bengals took control, claiming a 25-16 win in the fourth set, before rolling at a 15-4 victory in the deciding set.
O’Brien paced the offense again with 14 kills to go with two blocks.