Navy Volleyball Drops 3-0 Match at Bucknell

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Ashley Van Hartesvelt led Navy with 16 kills and 17 digs Friday night against Bucknell.
PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG
Ashley Van Hartesvelt led Navy with 16 kills and 17 digs Friday night against Bucknell.
PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG

Nov. 7, 2003

LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Navy volleyball team fell to the host Bucknell Bison, 3-0 (30-25, 31-29, 30-23), Friday night in Lewisburg, Pa.

Navy (10-15, 5-7 Patriot League) fell in the opening game, 30-25, as BU outhit the Mids, .237 to .180. However, the Mids battled hard in the second game before the Bison squeezed it out, 31-29, despite Navy's match-best .226 hitting percentage. BU clinched the match in game three, 30-25.

Junior Ashley Van Hartesvelt (Breckenridge, Colo.) led Navy with a double-double, tallying 16 kills and 17 digs along with a .293 hitting percentage. Katie Geary (Jr./San Jose, Calif.) and Amanda McHenry (Jr./Cary, N.C.) chipped in with eight kills and three digs apiece. Mariellen Carnes (Fr./Virginia Beach, Va.) registered a team-high 22 assists, while Michelle Augustine (Sr./Vista, Calif.) came up with 14 digs.

BU (15-9, 11-1 PL) was paced by Jackie Leahy's match-high 20 kills and seven digs, while teammate Brandi Trapasso registered a double-double (11 kills, 21 digs). Jessica Bissett and Sarah Groman came up with seven and six kills, respectively.

Navy returns to the court Saturday night at 7 p.m. when the Mids travel to Hamilton, N.Y., to take on Colgate.