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SMC Volleyball: Bulldogs squeak by volleyers

fran Tolan | Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Belles faltered in their first conference matchup Tuesday night, losing to Adrian 30-25, 30-28, 30-11.Junior outside hitter Lucie Smith led the way for the Bulldogs, tallying eight kills for the host squad. Junior outside hitter Jenny Carlson hammered home seven kills and came up with four blocks in a solid all-around effort. The triumph was Adrian’s first in league play, but the team moved to 4-1 overall. The Belles, meanwhile, dropped to 1-3 overall. Sophomore outside hitter Lorna Slupczynski and freshman outside hitter Jacee Watson finished with 11 and 10 kills, respectively, but got little help from their Saint Mary’s teammates. The Belles were dominated by the Bulldogs at the net, managing only four blocks to Adrian’s 10.Saint Mary’s will be back in action Thursday when the team visits Hope College. The Belles will take on Hiram in the Ohio Tournament Saturday.