BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – (Sept. 28) Seattle University volleyball hit the road for its first Western Athletic Conference matches away from home and dropped a 25-17, 25-22, 25-21 decision to CSU Bakersfield Thursday night in the Icardo Center.

The Redhawks (4-11, 0-2 WAC) could do little to slow CSUB’s hot offense as the home team hit .295 for the match, including .406 in the opening set.

Seattle U’s Shae Harris had 27 assists and six blocks, Tijana Milojevic had 23 digs and Maja Stojanovic added five blocks. Katarina Marinkovic hit at a .350 clip on her way to a team-high nine kills.

The ‘Runners (9-8, 3-0 WAC) were led by Brianna Mariner’s 13 kills, while Sydney Haynes added 11.

After dropping the opening set 25-17, the Redhawks found momentum in the second set, opening up a seven-point, 15-7 lead on back-to-back kills by Mahra McLeod and Katarina Glavinic.

But the ‘Runners would rally to tie the score 20-20, take their first lead at 22-22 and score the final three points of the set.

The final set would swing back and forth early courtesy big runs by each team. But with the score tied 17-17, CSUB would outscore the Redhawks 8-4.

Seattle U continues its two-match WAC road swing Saturday at Grand Canyon.