The Lady Bleu Devils of Dillard University fell
to crosstown rivals Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) in three sets
(25-12, 25-17 25-13) in front of a packed crowd at the "Battlefield" on the
campus of Dillard University.
The Lady Bleu Devils (0-1, 0-1) played their first game of the
season while the Lady Knights (8-2, 1-0) enjoyed their eight victory of the
Middle blocker Sabrina Scott let the way for the Lady Knights as
she produced seven kills. Outside hitter
Zipporah Washington followed with six kills.
For the Lady Bleu Devils, setter Courtney Devold led the way with
five assists and on the receiving end of some of those assists was middle
blocker Jessica Goods-Morris, middle blockers Aisha Ogbeveon and Jamara
Celistan, all with three kills each.
Goods-Morris, a senior from Houston, Texas, also had three solo
blocks to add to her three kills.
The Lady Bleu Devils simply could not bounce back from the
mistakes made on the night; a total of 12 errors kept Dillard from winning a
set. However, Dillard had a five point
lead in the second set until SUNO stormed back with a six point surge, and
continued the dominance throughout the match.
The Lady Bleu Devils look to bounce back on
Saturday as they travel to Jacksonville, Florida, to face Edward Waters College
for more Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) play.