Aces Volleyball Battled but Falls to Bradley


Battling throughout, the University of Evansville volleyball team could not fight off the hot streaks from Bradley, on Monday at Meeks Family Fieldhouse, falling 3-0.


Back-to-back kills by Chloe Bontrager set the Aces up with a 4-1 lead.  The early barrage of kills saw Melanie Feliciano, Elise Moeller and Alondra Vazquez add one of their own to push the UE lead to 10-3.  Feliciano added two more in a run that gave the Aces their largest advantage at 18-9.  Bradley never gave up and started to fight back.  They cut the lead to five (21-16) but Evansville looked to be in good shape, taking a 24-18 advantage.  Unfortunately, the Braves had other ideas.  A 6-0 stretch tied it up before they completed their rally with a 27-25 decision.


Bradley broke a 6-6 tie with a 4-0 stretch. Evansville clawed its way back, cutting the deficit to 15-14 on another kill from Feliciano.  A BU error tied the game back up at 18-18, but the Braves regrouped in a big way, scoring the next six points before taking a 2-0 lead with a 25-19 win.


In the third set, Bradley jumped out to a 10-1 lead. The Aces fought back to within seven before Bradley broke free finishing the set 25-14.

Evansville will next travel to Springfield, Mo., to take on Missouri State, February 28 and March 1



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