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Bears drop five-set thriller to Cal Poly




Aug 31, 2013

Final Stats

THE RUNDOWN
GREELEY, Colo. - Baylor (0-2) dropped its second-straight match to start the season on the heartbreaking end of a five-set thriller with Cal Poly Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs (1-1) defeated the Bears 25-20, 22-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-13, overcoming Baylor's .366 hitting percentage to take the victory at Northern Colorado's Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

A night after Colorado State swept the Bears and held their offense to a .071 hitting percentage, Baylor's offensive effort improved but fell short. Zoe Adom led Baylor in a losing effort with 17 kills, Katie Staiger added 15 and Thea Munch-Soegaard had 13.

Hannah Schleis led the Mustangs with 20 kills, and in the fifth and deciding set, Cal Poly trailed 13-12 before taking the final three points to take the match.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Three players in double-digit kills for Baylor: Zoe Adom (17), Katie Staiger (15), Thea Munch-Soegaard (13).
Amy Rosenbaum passed her previous career high in assists (13) with 47.
Nicole Bardaji had a career high- with six blocks, Zoe Adom matched a career-high with six and Adrien Richburg led with eight, one shy of her career-high.
Laura Jones came to the floor after a long break in the fifth set with two-straight kills to give Baylor a 10-8 lead in the fifth set.

 

 

STAT OF THE GAME I
14.5 - Team Blocks against Cal Poly, most since season opener Aug. 24, 2012 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

STAT OF THE GAME II
.500 - Baylor's hitting percentage in set four, but the Bears still dropped the set 25-23

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor closes the road trip with a match against Northern Colorado at 8 p.m. CDT.

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