Volleyball blows lead, falls to Knights

Chris Leary

For the second time in three matches, the Quinnipiac volleyball team coughed up a 2-1 match lead, losing to Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-2.

The Bobcats split the opening sets 25-23 and 26-24, then took a 2-1 advantage in the match by winning the third set, 25-22.

With a 21-16 third set lead and a chance to win the match, the Bobcats allowed seven consecutive points to give up the lead, before eventually losing the fourth set, 28-26.

Leading 10-9 in the fifth set, the Knights scored five of the next seven points to win the match.

Kayla Lawler had 40 assists, 17 digs and five service aces for the Bobcats in the losing effort. Teammate Taylor Payne also contributed 13 kills.

The Knights improved to 7-12 (2-2 NEC) with the win, while the Bobcats fall to 2-14 (0-3 NEC). The Bobcats continue to search for their first conference win of the season when they return to action on Saturday when they play host to Robert Morris.