BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Following back-to-back wins on Sunday, the St. Joseph College (Brooklyn) women's volleyball team ran into a roadblock, falling to a streaking to Brooklyn College (7-1) squad on Tuesday night in straight sets (25-16, 25-20, 25-17) in their final non-conference tune-up before opening Skyline play next week.
How It Happened
The Bulldogs—who extended their win streak to four—jumped out to a commanding 12-1 lead on their home floor. SJC managed a 9-8 edge in kills in the set, but nine miscues plagued them in the 25-16 first set loss.
The hosts got off to another quick start in the second stanza, opening on a 7-1 run before the Bears chipped away at the lead and pulled within two, 8-6, behind five kills and eight BC miscues. A kill from Cristina Morales (Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep) midway through the set shrank the deficit to one, 16-15, but the Bulldogs pulled away for good responding with a 7-1 spurt.
The squads jockeyed for the advantage in the third with four ties and five lead changes in the set, until the Bulldogs scored six unanswered to build a 16-9 lead. SJC pulled within three, 18-15, but could never fully close the gap.
For the Bears
Freshman Makayla Beehler (Rockaway Beach, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep) recorded her third double-double of the season with 15 digs and a match-high 12 assists
Junior Valentina Urgo (Astoria, N.Y./St. John's Prep) and Morales led the attack with five kills each with Morales also bringing up a match-high 20 digs.
Freshman Kayla Ostermann (Glendale, N.Y./Queens Metropolitan) added four kills and eight digs.
Next Up for the Bears
SJC Brooklyn opens up Skyline Conference play at The Hill Center against sibling rivals SJC Long Island on Thursday (Sep. 27). First serve will be at 7 p.m. with live stats and video on SJCBears.com.