October 2, 2004

Bulldogs Stay Perfect in Horizon League Play

Oct. 2, 2004

Box Score

Butler overcame a 2-0 deficit at Youngstown State Saturday afternoon to stay perfect in Horizon League play and complete a sweep of the league's Ohio teams on the road to start the league slate. Senior Kali Carter led the Bulldogs with 19 kills, adding 13 digs for her 13th double-double on the season. With the 27-30, 21-30, 30-24, 30-14, 15-11, Butler improves to 8-7 (3-0 Horizon League), while YSU falls to 7-9 (0-4).

Youngstown State built a two-game lead, as the Bulldogs committed 15 hitting errors in the first two games before the visiting team began their comeback. Eighteen kills and .317 hitting in the third game gave the Bulldogs a 30-24 win. Butler held the Penguins to negative hitting percentages in the fourth and fifth games to secure the win.

"Youngstown State started out playing phenomenal volleyball, their young players really executed well," said coach Sharon Clark. "We got the momentum back using tough serving and really stepped it up. It's great to get two tough road wins and we're looking forward to returning home."

In addition to Carter's night, senior Areal Bienemy had 15 kills, while freshman Michelle DeGeeter posted nine. Junior Megan Knightly had 20 digs to lead the Bulldogs and senior setter Sara Gallagher had 39 assists. Sarah Wellner led the Penguins with 14 kills.

The Bulldogs continue Horizon League play Friday with a 7 p.m. match against defending Horizon League champion UW-Green Bay.