The University at Buffalo volleyball team had its five-match winning streak snapped on Tuesday night as UB fell at Syracuse, 3-0, at the Women’s Building. The loss drops UB’s record to 6-2 on the season.
Down 24-16 in the first set the Bulls were able to tie it up on the serving of freshman Dani Reinert. Reinert had three aces during the run to pull the Bulls even at 24. However, Syracuse would regain the edge with two straight points to take the opening set, 26-24. The second set was close as well with the Bulls hanging in, however the Orange were again able to hold on for the win in the set, taking it 25-21.
Down 11-7 in the third it was Reinert again who pulled the Bulls even, registering her fourth ace of the match and pulling the Bulls even at 11-11 and forcing Syracuse to use its first timeout of the third set. The Bulls continued to lead in the third 16-15 when Syracuse went on a 4-1 run to go up 19-17. UB pulled to within 20-19 before the Orange ended the match on a 5-2 run.
UB hit just .155 for the match, opposed to Syracuse, who hit at a .240 clip. Freshman Dana Musil led the way with 11 kills, while senior Kayla Govier added eight kills. Kristin Bignell had seven, while freshman Christine Fritsche added six kills for UB.
Reinert finished with a career-high four service aces and a team-best 14 assists. Freshman Kelly Svoboda had a team-high 10 digs.
The Bulls return to action this weekend when they host the Blue and White Classic. UB hosts Binghamton on Friday night and hosts Hampton on Saturday morning, while finishing with St. John’s Saturday night.