Alabama A&M Drops 3-1 Decision To Bethune-Cookman

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M (5-22, 5-10 SWAC) dropped a 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-17. 27-25) decision to Bethune-Cookman (6-20, 6-9 SWAC) in an NCAA Division I women’s volleyball match on Wednesday, November 10.
B-CU opened the set with a narrow 7-6 advantage before the Bulldogs would unleash a 6-0 run to lead 12-7. They would then pull ahead by scoring eight of the next 15 points that included two kills from freshman middle hitter Sydney Morant (Columbus, Ohio) to lead 20-14.
The Wildcats would then respond with an 8-3 run to close the gap to 23-22 before AAMU scored the final two points to win the frame 25-22.
Bethune-Cookman started the second set leading 13-6 before going on a 9-6 burst to widen the gap to 22-12. From there both teams would go back and forth before B-CU would wrap up the set with a 25-17 victory.
The third frame got underway with both teams deadlocked at 7-7 before the Wildcats would have an 8-4 stretch to lead 15-11. The Bulldogs responded with a mini 4-0 burst to even the score to 15-15 before Bethune-Cookman would unleash a 10-2 rally to win 25-17.
In what would be the final set the Bulldogs produced an early 11-8 advantage before going on a 9-5 run to lead 20-13. Bethune-Cookman would respond with an 8-3 rally to close the gap to 23-21 before wrapping up the frame by scoring six of the final eight points to win the set and match 27-25.
Morant lead the Bulldogs with 12 kills while senior outside hitter Ashley Jordan (Bridgetown, Barbados) notched 10 and sophomore setter Isis Mitchell (Plano, Texas) ignited the offense with 32 assists. Defensive specialist Maci Battle (Meridianville, Ala.) came away with 13 digs while freshman defensive specialist Kendall Murphy (Atlanta, Ga.) chipped in with seven to round out the top performers.
Jasmine Moore, Alleah Dallas and Malina Spencer came away with 11,10 and nine kills, respectively, for the Wildcats. Nia Spencer fueled the offense with 18 assists and Victoria Samedya led the defense with 16 digs while Jacynta Williams came away with 15.
The Bulldogs will remain home as they take on Florida A&M on Saturday, November 13 with game time slated for 3 p.m. at the Elmore Gymnasium

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