Rachel Krabacher had 19 kills with zero attacking errors on Saturday night.
Bronx, N.Y. (Rose Hill Gym)
Dayton 3, Fordham 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-15)
Dayton (17-5, 9-0 A-10); Fordham (5-19, 2-6 A-10)
Oct. 28 vs. Charlotte (Frericks Center)
BRONX, N.Y. –
Rachel Krabacher recorded 19 kills with zero attacking errors as Dayton volleyball improved to 9-0 in Atlantic 10 Conference play after sweeping Fordham on Saturday night at Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx. It is Dayton's 13th consecutive win and 34th consecutive win against an A-10 opponent.
“Krabacher put up some good numbers tonight,” Head Coach Kelly Sheffield said. “She mixed up her shots and had herself a nice match. We played a team that was playing hard defensively. They were really getting after it and dug a lot of our good shots to keep us in the rally and make us work for our points. This was a good win tonight.”
Krabacher had her 19 kills on 34 swings for a hitting percentage of .559. It is the third time this season the junior outside hitter did not record a single attacking error.
Junior setter Samantha Selsky posted 37 assists to lead UD to a team hitting percentage of .384. Selsky, the conference’s leader is assists per set, has posted over 30 assists in all but two of UD’s 22 matches this season.
Freshman middle blocker Isolde Hannan recorded a match-high five blocks as UD out-blocked the Rams, 9.0-to-1.0. Sophomore middle Megan Campbell posted nine kills and four blocks.
Despite giving up their only lead of the weekend in the third set – an early 2-3 Fordham advantage – the Flyers finished strong in the third set with a 14-6 run and .440 set hitting percentage.
“I thought we came out of the gates a little slow and sloppy – had to call a couple timeouts early – but I think our team responded the right way from there,” Sheffield said. “The second part of the match we applied pressure and I told the team we responded the right way.”
The Flyers held Fordham (5-19, 2-6 A-10) to a .044 hitting percentage, making it the ninth time this season UD has held its opponent to a hitting percentage under .100.
Dayton returns to the Frericks Center next Friday against Charlotte beginning at 7 p.m. ET. It will be Dayton’s annual ‘Dig Pink’ match to benefit cancer research through the Side-Out Foundation.
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