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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Season-Ending Split

With the Mid-American Conference tournament in the back of its mind, the volleyball team looked to finish its regular season on a winning note last weekend.

The Bulls (17-15, 5-11 MAC) outlasted Akron (15-13, 7-9 MAC) 3-2 on Thursday night but were shut out 3-0 by Toledo (11-14, 6-10 MAC), the MAC West's last place team, on Saturday night.

Against the Zips, the match came down to the final set as both teams captured two sets en route to the final set showdown.

The Bulls came out firing in the final set and jumped out to a 10-4 lead. Akron attempted to make a comeback and scored one more point, but Buffalo was too much for the Zips. Buffalo's offense exploded, scoring the final five points to win the set and take the match.

"We outplayed them in every facet of the game," said Bulls head coach Todd Kress. "We out-blocked them... We had better offense than they did. We out-defended them and we had more digs. We just made some errors at critical times and had too many service errors and too many passing errors."

Contrary to what the final score may indicate, the Bulls competed with Toledo in the second match of the weekend.

The Bulls outhit the Rockets in the match, .286 to .224, but they were unable to put a consistent set together in the match.

Check back with The Spectrum on Friday to see how the Bulls fared in the MAC Tournament, which started on Tuesday.


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