Carolyn Baker led all players with 24 kills in the game.
On a rainy afternoon in Mississippi, the Lady
Bleu Devils fell to the Lady Bulldogs of Tougaloo in four sets (25-16, 20-25,
Dillard fell behind early in the first set due to several unforced
errors, but in the second set, outside hitter Carolyn Baker carried her team on her back with seven devastating kills
as Dillard won by five points.
"We fought hard, but when
it comes down to executing and putting the ball away, that's where we
struggled," said Baker. "We have to stay
together as a team and come out strong."
During the third set, both teams exchanged points for the majority
of the set. Baker continued her
excellence as she poured in seven more kills to help her Lady Bleu Devils (1-4
overall, 1-3 GCAC) fight, but the Lady Bulldogs (11-6 overall, 4-0 GCAC) were
able to pull away for the slim two point victory.
In the fourth set, the Lady Bleu Devils battled through the entire
set as freshman setter Shelbi White
picked up her 38th assist of the evening, and Baker once again
recorded her seventh kill in a set, which tied things up 21-21, however,
Tougaloo went on a 4-0 run to end the set and the game.
Senior outside hitter Megan
Laday had a strong game for the Lady Bleu Devils as she recorded 10 kills
for the game.
The Lady Bleu Devils will resume play on Thursday night as they
travel across town to face Southern University at New Orleans (10-3 overall,
2-1 GCAC) in a fierce Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) battle.