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