September 10, 2010

Bears Come Back To win 3-1 Against Towson

Baltimore, Md. – After losing the first set of the match, Brown (3-3) regrouped to take the next three sets and win 3-1 (17-25, 25-29, 25-22, 26-24) against Towson (10-2) in the team's second game of the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament to hand the Tigers just their second loss of the season.

Freshman Alexandra Rieckhoff (Laguna Beach, Calif.) had a season high 39 assists while both sophomore Katrina Post (Pasadena, Calif.) and freshman Thea Derrough (LaJolla, Calif.) had double-digit kills. Post also added 10 digs and junior Annika Gliottone (Warwick, R.I.) led the team with 23 digs.
Towson came out strong in the first set, jumping out to an early 7-1 lead to take command of the first game, but the Bears refused to alter their winning mindset regrouping in game two.
In set two Brown turned the tables, taking an early 9-2 lead and sustained multiple rallies from the Tigers to tie the match at one.
In a highly contested third set, the Bears gained a two point advantage at the 11-9 mark and did not look back. Two kills from Post and one from Danielle Vaughn (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) gave Brown the game three victory.
Set four proved to be the closest of all as extra points were needed to decide the game. Brown took an early 9-5 advantage but Towson rallied to take the lead at 11-10. The Bears recovered later in the set and went up 16-14 on a kill from freshman Emma Pastore (Los Angeles, Calif.). Towson refused to go away, however and tied the game at 24. Brown got a crucial kill from Vaughn on the next play which gave the Bears a 25-24 lead and a final Towson error gave Brown their third victory of the season.
The Bears face UMBC in the final game of the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament on Saturday at 11 a.m. 

Pictured: Katrina Post '13