UB Volleyball (18-12, 10-8 MAC) swept Akron (6-23, 3-15) at Alumni Arena Wednesday night to clinch the No. 6 seed in the upcoming Mid-American Conference Tournament.
The Bulls won in three sets, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19. UB recorded 46 kills, 45 assists, five aces, eight blocks and 72 digs in the dominant victory.
Junior right side hitter Emma Gielas led the Bulls with 12 kills while sophomore setter Mandy Leigh had 19 assists. Sophomore outside hitter Katrin Trebichavska recorded team-highs in aces (two) and digs (18). Senior middle blocker Olivia DeBortoli led the defensive charge with five blocks.
DeBortoli, as well as seniors Cali Assaley, Jenna Sonnenberg and Emma Puzausky, were honored after the match, as it was UB’s senior night.
UB will travel to Ball State University in Munchie, Indiana to face No. 3 seed Ohio in the first round of the MAC Tournament on Sunday at 7 p.m. The game can be streamed on ESPN+.
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