BRIDGEPORT, CT - Despite losing in three straight sets (12-25, 25-15, 21-25), the Queens College volleyball team ((3-11 Overall, 1-3 ECC) battled hard against reigning ECC champion Bridgeport (4-6 Overall, 3-0 ECC) in conference action Thursday evening from Hubbell Gym.
In the first set, the Knights fell in an early 4-0 deficit before taking their first point after an attacking error from the Purple Knights. After another error cut the lead to five, Queens found themselves down 10-19. The deficit would be too much for Queens to overcome as they dropped the first set.
The Knights shrugged off their first set jitters as they took a 5-2 lead in the second set before the Purple Knights made a comeback. A kill by sophomore Malaika Hollis would knot the set at 15. QC refused to go away as they pushed the Purple Knights in a high scoring set. Another Hollis kill gave the Knights a 23-22 lead. Senior Tori Bowser would later bring Queens within a point to tie the match. But Bridgeport fought back with back to back kills to take the second set.
The third set saw a see-saw battle within the first 10 points before the Purple Knights took a lead which they would never relinquish as they took the third set and the match.
UP NEXT: The Knights return home to continue their conference action on Tuesday, Oct 4, as they play host to the Lions of Molloy College (2-14 Overall, 0-3 ECC) for a 7:00 pm first serve.