Bucs drop match at Liberty in straight sets

Bucs drop match at Liberty in straight sets

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Charleston Southern fell in straight sets to Liberty on Saturday in a Big South match at the Vines Center, 25-19, 25-17, 25-23.

CSU falls to 8-14, 3-5 following the loss, while Liberty improves to 7-14, 4-4 with the win. Brooke Monssen led the Bucs with ten kills and Madison Martin led the team defensively with 13 digs.

Liberty opened with an early 8-2 lead after a service ace by Jenna Culhan. The lead for the Flames grew to 14-6 following a defensive error by the Bucs. Addison Kaderli had a kill for CSU to trim the margin to 20-14. Liberty then scored four straight points to take a 24-14 lead. The Bucs scored five in a row to narrow the difference, but a kill by Gabrielle Vess closed the first set for the Flames.

CSU took an 8-4 lead in the second set after a kill by Hannah Western. The Bucs led 13-7 following a kill by Monssen. A defensive error by Liberty tied the match 16-16.  The Flames then won nine of the next ten points to take the second set and lead the match 2-0.

Charleston Southern had an 11-8 lead in the third set after a kill by Kaderli. The Bucs led 13-12 when Liberty scored six straight points to take an 18-13 lead on an attack error by CSU. A kill by Kylie Klein cut the margin to 24-23, but Casey Goodwin had a kill for the Flames to close the set and the match.

Inside the Numbers

News and Notes

  • Liberty has defeated CSU in 17 of the last 18 meetings.
  • Charleston Southern has lost three of its last four Big South matches this season.
  • The Bucs are currently in seventh place in the Big South standings.

Up Next
CSU returns to action when it hosts Radford on Friday, Oct. 20 in the Breast Cancer Awareness match. The Bucs then host Liberty on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Buc Dome.

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