Oct. 1, 2004
Butler remains perfect in Horizon League play with a 3-2 win at Cleveland State Friday night. Senior Kali Carter led the Bulldogs with 24 kills and 14 digs, her 12th double-double in the team's 14 matches. With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in league play. Cleveland State falls to 7-4 (1-2 Horizon League).
Down one game, the Bulldogs pulled out a critical 32-30 decision in the second game to even the match at one game apiece. Butler would go on to prevail 18-30, 32-30, 30-26, 25-30, 15-10. The Bulldogs hit .212 for the match, while the Vikings posted a slightly better mark at .234.
In addition to Carter's double-double, senior Areal Bienemy added 14 kills and four blocks. Junior Candice Washington had nine kills, with Krystal Hendrix adding nine and freshman Michelle DeGeeter posting eight.
"Cleveland State is clearly one of the top teams in our conference, playing very good volleyball," said coach Sharon Clark. "This was an extremely competitive match. Kali posted another double-double and there were points in this match where Areal just dominated. We're excited to get out of here with a good win."
Senior setter Sara Gallagher had a strong all-around performance with 50 assists, 14 digs, seven kills and four blocks. Junior libero Megan Knightly had 13 digs, her 16th consecutive match with double figures in digs, a feat that stretches back to last season.
Jamie Bouyer led the Vikings with 19 kills, while Kelly Crain became the Vikings' career assists leader.
Butler returns to Horizon League action Saturday at Youngstown State. The match is scheduled for 4 p.m.