Friday, December 03, 2010
DAYTON, Ohio - The Lipscomb Lady Bisons missed their best opportunity in three trips to advance past the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Friday night at the Frericks Center here on the campus of the University of Dayton the Lady Bisons fell 3-1 in the first round to Ohio State.
The Lady Bisons lost set one 25-22, but made a strong rally at the end. Trailing 24-19 they scored the next three points but could not sustain the comeback.
In set two the Lady Bisons could not maintain the momentum from the first set, losing 25-8.
Set three was a different story. The Lady Bisons jumped out to a 3-1 lead and never trailed on the way to a 25-22 win. It was the first time the Lady Bisons had won a set in an NCAA match.
The Lady Bisons took the lead at 7-6 in set four and maintained control until Ohio State edged ahead 21-20 and fought off the Lady Bisons in the stretch run for a 25-23 win.
A pair of seniors led the Lady Bisons in kills with middle blocker Alex Kelly and outside hitter Meghan Hinemeyer each with 14, a match high.
Senior setter Stefine “Jake” Pease had 11 digs to lead the team. Junior middle blocker Katie Rose and freshman libero Stephanie Rex added 10 apiece.
The Lady Bisons ended the season with a 24-7 record.
This is third time the Lady Bisons have appeared in the NCAA Tournament. All three time they have played first round matches in the state of Ohio.