Oct. 28, 2011
EASTON, Pa. -
The Lafayette volleyball team fell in straight sets to visiting Lehigh on Friday evening at Kirby Sports Center by scores of 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20. The Leopards hosted their annual Dig Pink match in conjunction with the contest.
With the loss, the Leopards fall to 8-15 overall and 1-9 in the Patriot League. Lehigh improves to 16-8 on the season with a 7-3 League mark after completing the sweep of the season series. Earlier this month in Bethlehem, Lafayette overcame a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set before falling to the host Mountain Hawks, 3-2.
Tonight, Camissa Beghou led the Leopards with nine kills (9-2-29, .241). Danielle Towslee added four kills and two players - Alana Taylor and Kaitlynn Zoller - had three finishers apiece. Molly Belcher, Katy Rooney and Sarah Frohnapfel rounded out the offense with one kill each. Belcher and Frohnapfel shared setting duties and recorded seven and 11 assists, respectively.
Defensively, libero Christy Mebust posted a team-high 12 digs, and Frohnapfel contributed six from the back row. At the net, Lafayette posted two blocks - with Towslee, Rooney, Zoller and Taylor each chipping in on one rejections.
The Leopards, who entered the week ranked sixth in the NCAA in service aces, improved on that figure tonight with six winners. Andrea Duvall had a personal-best four aces, and Zoller and Frohnapfel each landed one.
Lafayette closes out the home slate next weekend with matches against Colgate and Bucknell. The Raiders visit Kirby Sports Center on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., and the Bison make the trip to College Hill the following afternoon at 2 p.m.
About "Dig Pink"
Dig Pink is a national breast cancer awareness initiative started by the Side-Out Foundation and held annually during the month of October. This season, the Side-Out Foundation set a monetary goal of $2.5 million as well as a participation goal of 500 collegiate and 1,000 scholastic programs. Fans who wish to contribute to Lafayette's fundraising efforts can visit the Side-Out Foundation's secure website.
The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing compassionate support services and educating communities.