Aces Volleyball Battled but Falls to Bradley

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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.

GAME 1

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.

GAME 2

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.

GAME 3

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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