Dillard University had a strong showing in the
first set but couldn't hold on as they lost to cross town rival Xavier
University in three sets (25-20, 25-12, 25-22).Xavier and Tougaloo are the only two unbeaten teams in the
Once again it was outside hitter Carolyn Baker who led
the Lady Bleu Devils (3-6 overall, 2-5 GCAC) with 17 kills and two serving
aces. Baker leads the Gulf Coast
Athletic Conference (GCAC) with 4.8 kills per game. Outside hitter Megan Laday chipped in with five kills for Dillard, and defensive
specialist Destinee Higgans led the
team with seven digs and also had two servicing aces.
In the final set, Dillard trailed Xavier (12-4 overall, 6-0 GCAC)
by the score of 22-17 and then went on a 5-1 run to bring the score to
23-22. Baker dominated the set once
again with five kills but Xavier scored two straight points, one of those
coming off of a service error from Dillard.
The Lady Bleu Devils hit .232 as a team.
"I felt like we fought hard but it just wasn't enough," said
Baker. "Nine times out of ten when we
play together is when we are most efficient.
As long as we stick together we will be fine; I have faith in my team."
The Lady Bleu Devils looks to bounce back on Wednesday
as they host the University of Mobile.
Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.