COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College volleyball team split the opening two sets against Gettysburg but dropped the final two as the Bears fell, 3-1, to the Bullets on Saturday afternoon.
Gettysburg opened up the game by winning seven of the first 10 points to take a 7-3 lead. The Bears came back within three, however, with the help of a 3-0 run sparked by Katie Cressman to trail 17-14. The Bullets went on to take six of the set's final seven points to win the opener, 25-18.
The beginning stages of the second set were very close with four ties and neither team separating by more than two points. Leading 8-7, an ace by Luca Walborn capped off what was a 5-0 run that also included kills from Miranda Foster and Isabelle Deal. With Grace Sullivan at the backline serving up 18-13, the Bears rallied off seven straight points with the help of three aces from the junior libero to take the set.
The Bears went down 10-5 to start the third but fought back to take a 14-13 lead. However, the Bullets re-found their groove, winning twelve of the next 14 points to go up two sets to one.
The two teams traded 7-3 runs to start the fourth set with the Bears going down before bouncing back to tie the set at 10-10 with a kill from Cressman. Ursinus went down 17-13, but a 5-0 run sparked by two kills from Kelly Piotrowicz gave the Bears an 18-17 lead. Tied at 20, the Bullets won five of the final six points as the Bears fell in four sets for a second straight year.
The Bears are home on Thursday as they wrap up a seven-game home-stand against Albright.