Baylor VB Falls To Cal Poly And Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (August 31, 2013) -- Baylor’s volleyball team dropped to 0-3 to start the season for the first time since 2002 as Northern Colorado (2-0) dropped the Bears in three sets Saturday night at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The CSU Bears won 25-20, 25-16, 25-21 led by Kendra Cunningham’s 13 kills.

Baylor was swept for the second time in as many nights, and Thea Munch-Soegaard had 11 kills in the losing effort. The visitors hit .164 in the loss with Laura Jones adding 10 kills and Amy Rosenbaum pacing Baylor’s effort with 33 assists. Munch-Soegaard had 11 digs for a double-double.

The Bears led 11-9 in the third set fighting to force a fourth set, however after a timeout, the CSU Bears scored five of the next six points in the set and never looked back.

Baylor (0-2) dropped its second-straight match to start the season on the heartbreaking end of a five-set thriller with Cal Poly Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs (1-1) defeated the Bears 25-20, 22-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-13, overcoming Baylor’s .366 hitting percentage to take the victory at Northern Colorado’s Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

A night after Colorado State swept the Bears and held their offense to a .071 hitting percentage, Baylor’s offensive effort improved but fell short. Zoe Adom led Baylor in a losing effort with 17 kills, Katie Staiger added 15 and Thea Munch-Soegaard had 13.

Hannah Schleis led the Mustangs with 20 kills, and in the fifth and deciding set, Cal Poly trailed 13-12 before taking the final three points to take the match.

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