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Volleyball Drops CCSU Invitational Opener to Binghamton

Isabella Bratzke had a double-double with 16 kills and 14 digs.
Isabella Bratzke had a double-double with 16 kills and 14 digs.

Central Connecticut volleyball opened play at the CCSU Invitational on Friday, falling to Binghamton in three sets. The Blue Devils would hold a lead in each set before the Bearcats rallied in each frame.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Binghamton 3, CCSU 0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-23)
Records: CCSU (1-3), Binghamton (3-1)
Location: CCSU Invitational (Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT)

KEY MOMENTS 

  • The first set was knotted at 6-6 before Binghamton outscored CCSU, 6-1, to build a 12-7 lead. Central would trim the defict to two points, but the Bearcats would maintain the lead and close it out on a CCSU attack error.
  • CCSU would open the second set by taking a 6-1 lead, powered by a pair of aces and a kill from Isabella Bratzke. Binghamton would draw level at 10-10 before going ahead for good with three straight points to make it 14-11. Central would draw within a point three times, but BU closed it out with back-to-back kills to take the second frame.
  • Central would again get off to a strong start in the third set and would go ahead, 15-9,  following four straight points, which included a pair of service aces by Rachel Picha. The Bearcats would take a timeout after falling behind, 20-15, and responded by outscoring CCSU, 10-3, to close out the match. The Bearcats closed with five unanswered points.

NUMBER TO KNOW

6 - The Blue Devils recorded six service aces in the match. CCSU is averaging 6.3 service aces per match on the season.

NOTES 

UP NEXT
Central will play Saint Peter's at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and then Columbia at 6:30 p.m. Links to live stats and video to follow the matches are available HERE.

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