Despite 26 assists from freshman setter Shelbi White, the Lady Bleu Devils fell
to cross town rivals SUNO in three sets (25-19, 25-25, 29-27).
Junior outside hitter Carolyn
Baker led Dillard with 11 kills, and senior middle blocker Jessica Goods-Morris chipped in with
six kills of her own, but it wasn't enough as junior middle block Sabrina Scott dominated the net with 15
kills for Southern University at New Orleans.
The Lady Bleu Devils (1-5 overall, 1-4 GCAC) showed signs of life
in the first set as they trailed 21-19, but SUNO went on a 4-0 run to end the
set. The second set was controlled by
the Lady Knights (12-3 overall, 4-1 GCAC) as they forced Dillard to a dismal
hitting percentage of .192.
Dillard exchanged points with SUNO throughout the entire third
set, and almost stole one on the road, but the Lady Knights were relentless
behind a nice crowd as they pulled away 29-27 behind sophomore setter Stephanie Buhl's 46 assists.
On Friday the Lady Bleu Devils look to bounce back at home as they
host Alcorn State University. This game
has been dubbed the "Pink Out" game where fans are encouraged to wear pink
articles of clothing in support of breast cancer awareness. Special DU breast cancer volleyball t-shirts
and pink ribbons will be sold at the game in order to raise money for breast
*Photo provided by Rusty