CHARLESTON, S.C. - Katrina Houston capped off the 2014 season with a match-high 16 kills as the Buccaneers fell on Parents Day inside the Buc Dome to visiting Campbell, 3-1.
Prior to the match, CSU recognized the 2014 volleyball team and their families in a brief ceremony, before taking on the Camels in the Bucs' final match of the season.
Houston led all players in the match with 16 kills, hitting .325 from the floor to pace the Bucs in the match. Meredith Parrott added 10 kills and six blocks as CSU hit .114 from the floor as a team in the match. Senior Kirsten Struksnes, in her final match in the CSU Blue and Gold, closed out her collegiate career with the double-double recording 26 assists and 11 digs in the match.
Jenny Tait led Campbell on the afternoon with 13 kills, while Alexis Hein added 11 kills and 16 digs for the Camels. Summer Schuitema set up the attack with 30 assists and 11 digs, while Mary Crema led all players with 26 digs.
CSU falls to 11-22, 1-13 in Big South play, while Campbell improves to 14-17, 5-9 in conference action.
Campbell took advantage of an early run in building a five point lead in the set, going up 10-5 on a Groen kill. The lead remained at five at 13-8 following a CSU attack error before the Bucs rattled off a 6-1 run sparked by a pair of Houston kills to even the match up at 14-14. The Bucs and Camels again traded runs late in the frame as Campbell took a 21-16 lead on back-to-back blocks by Alexis Hein and McKenzie Fell, and Fell and Lorin Thomas. The Bucs responded with a 7-1 run to take a 23-22 lead as Windsor and Houston combined for three straight kills, but the Camels closed out the frame with the final three points, taking advantage of a bad set by CSU in taking the 1-0 lead.
The Bucs responded in the second set by jumping out to a 4-0 lead as CSU never trailed in evening the match at 1-1. CSU went up five points early at 10-5 following a Camels service error. Campbell narrowed the gap down to two points at 14-12, but the Bucs responded with six of the next nine points to retake their five point lead on their way to cruising to the 25-19 set win. Parrott had three kills during the set to pace the Bucs offense.
CSU held set point twice in the third frame, but Campbell was the one who came away with the set win as the Camels took advantage of a late Schuitema kill and a Buc attack error to take the frame, 27-25. The set featured 13 ties and six lead changes, with CSU taking the largest lead by either team at 19-16 following the Windsor kill. The Bucs held set point at 24-23 following Houston's 15th kill of the afternoon, and the CSU junior again put the Bucs at set point at 25-24 with a kill down the right line. Campbell took the final three points of the frame though, as Hein sparked the 3-0 run to end the set.
Campbell took the final set 25-13 as the Camels were led by four kills apiece by Tait and Hein.