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Alabama A&M dropped a 3-0 decision to Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday at Bartow Arena.
Courtesy: SWAC.org

Volleyball Recaps - October 9

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/10/2012
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@Alabama-Birmingham 3, Alabama A&M 0
(25-14, 25-23, 25-21)
@Southeastern Louisiana 3, Grambling State 0
(25-9, 25-19, 25-21)
Belhaven 3, @Alcorn State 0
(25-11, 25-10, 25-13)

@Alabama-Birmingham 3, Alabama A&M 0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama A&M University dropped a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-21) non-conference loss to Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday at Bartow Arena.

AAMU (5-16) was led on the offensive end by Clairissa Moore's 13 kills and .324 hitting percentage. Ashley Forman posted a double-double, recording 27 assists and 17 digs. Mariah Brown chipped in 14 digs.

After dropping the first set 25-14, the Lady Bulldogs found rhythm in the second frame climbing out of a 4-1 deficit to take a 6-5 lead behind two kills from Rebecca Cortez. The set would experience three lead changes before AAMU held a 15-13 advantage.

UAB (10-11) answered using an 8-2 run to claim the lead, 21-17. AAMU responded with a kill from Bianca Richardson before the Blazers committed two errors to post a 21-20 edge.

The Blazers added two more kills to fuel a 3-1 spread to hold set-point, 24-21. AAMU threatened closing the gap with Moore and Forman notching back-to-back kills for a 24-23 score. However, Kate Morrell finished the set and closed the door on AAMU's comeback run with a kill to give UAB the set, 25-23.

In the third frame, the score was tied on eight occasions with three lead changes. AAMU led 16-15 after a Leslie Ekpe kill. UAB then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 9-5 to hold a 24-20 lead before sealing the match on a service ace by Kristen Gallagher.

Sam Skinner led UAB with nine kills. Allison Woods and Becca Howard finished with double-doubles in assists and digs. Woods posted 20 assists and 10 digs with Howard adding 17 assists and 13 digs. Rachel Fairbanks led the Blazers' defense with 16 digs.

@Southeastern Louisiana 3, Grambling State 0
HAMMOND, La. - Grambling State University volleyball fell in straight sets to Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday at the University Center.

GSU (0-14) dropped the match from set scores of 25-9, 25-19, 25-21.

Dorothy Brown led all players with 10 kills and Briliante Osborne added eight for the Lady Tigers. Tori Wilson finished with 10 assists and Breonna Loud tacked on nine. Kayla Lewis collected 10 digs to lead GSU on defense.

SELA (6-11) snapped a seven match losing streak Courtney Donald's .643 attack percentage. Donald and Shelby Devlin led the Lady Lions with nine kills each.

Becky Bekelja and Mikayla Shippy each contributed 18 assists while Megan McMillin led all players with 11 digs.

Grambling was unable to record back-to-back points in the first set. Donald paced SELA's offense recording five kills in the frame to help the Lady Lions hit .522 team attack percentage.

After SELA led 2-0 at the break, the third set contained six tied scores, but Southeastern maintained a firm control to pick up the match.