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Friday, September 22, 2023
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"Shiels Makes Select Six By Killing 1,000 Marks in Bulls Victory"

The University at Buffalo women's volleyball team broke out of a four-match slump with its win over Binghamton Wednesday night.

After dropping the first game 28-30 to the Bearcats, the Bulls came charging back to take games two through four 30-15, 32-30 and 30-25. The Bulls' season record is now 5-15, 0-10 MAC.

Senior Keri Shiels had six kills, bumping her career total over the 1,000 mark. Shiels is only the sixth UB player ever to do so.

"I am really proud I did that and I'll be in the record books," said Shiels.

Coming off the bench, freshman Katie Henry helped spark the Bulls' offense by posting 10 kills and a career-high 17 digs. Fellow freshman Molly Schrantz, also coming off the bench, contributed four kills and eight digs.

Senior setter Larissa LaCour had a stellar night, recording 51 assists and 12 digs. Sophomore Lindsay Matikosh pounded out a team-high 14 kills, along with 16 digs and three service aces. Sophomore Alexis Bouie played well defensively as well as offensively, registering six block assists, one solo block and nine kills for the night.

"I think we executed well when we needed to and I think the team did a great good. We pushed it and we got the win," said Assistant Coach Todd Kamenash.

The Bulls will face MAC opponents Bowling Green this Friday, and Central Michigan Saturday.



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