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Volleyball snaps 3 game losing streak

Jaylen CarrSports Editor  

The Owls’ volleyball team snaps their three-game losing streak after winning all three sets against Pace University.  

Coming into the Oct. 18 matchup against Pace University, the Owls lost three games in a row. 

Two of those losses came from Northeast (NE) 10 Conference rivals American International University and the University of New Haven.  

The Owls came into the game with a 13-11 record with 12 of those wins coming at home.  

Coach Lisa Barbaro was proud of the team’s performance against Pace.  

“We had a rough week last week,” said Barbaro. “It feels really great tonight, to have the team come together.” 

Outside hitters Gabriela Gaibur and Sara Enright led the team with 10 kills. Gaibur scored 10.5 points for the Owls and had 10 digs.   

“Over the past two practices we’ve been able to correct our mistakes and bring the energy back,” Gaibur said.   

Pace University committed 21 errors, and the Owls only committed 15. The Owls won all three sets to clinch the victory.  

In each set it was tightly contested especially in sets one and three. In set one the Owls won 29-27., then in set three 25-21. 

Coach Barbaro said she was proud that the team dominated defensively. The Owls out-blocked Pace 8 to 5.  

“We had a lot of postitive contributions from a lot of memebrs tonight,” said Barbaro.  

Setter and Defensive Specialist Taylor Jones recorded 17 assists in the game which pushes her season total to 444.   

Jones said, “We served aggressively while we lost a lot of the serves, we had a lot of aces.”  

The Owls won their 13th home game of the season which pushes their overall record to 14-11.  

The volleyball team has always played well at home historically said Jones.   

“For our fans, they definitely help a lot,” said Gaibur. “We have a lot of family that come and we want to be make them proud.”   

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