EDINBURG, Texas – (Nov. 16) Seattle University volleyball suffered a disappointing end to play in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday in Edinburg, Texas, falling in straight sets to CSU Bakersfield.
The Redhawks wrap up the season with an 11-17 overall record. The ‘Runners advance to the tournament’s second round to face top-seed New Mexico State on Friday.
Seattle U’s offensive was never able to get rolling, hitting just .078 for the match. They finished with 29 kills with 21 errors on 103 total attempts.
CSUB was paced by Aleksand Djordjevic’s 10 kills and 10 digs. The ‘Runners hit .165 for the match while also earning a 10-6 edge on aces and 9.0-6.0 advantage in blocks.
Seattle U battled from behind in all three sets. Finding themselves down early in the opener, they rallied to take an 8-4 lead and force a CSUB timeout. The set would become a back-and-forth battle until CSUB broke a 19-19 tie with three straight points. The ‘Runners would hold on for a 25-21 win.
The Redhawks would not lead again in the match, falling 25-22 in set two and 25-17 in the third set.