SALISBURY, Md. – The Gallaudet University volleyball team lost all four matches it played at the Salisbury University Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Maggs Center by the same 3-0 score. The young Bison squad went up against several tough teams in the region including nationally ranked Eastern University.
Gallaudet (5-8) has dropped five straight matches and eight of its past nine matches after the Bison started the season 4-0. The Bison have lost 13 consecutive sets in the past week.
The Bison lost their first match of the SU Invitational 20-25, 20-25, 21-25 to Baldwin-Wallace College from Berea, Ohio. GU then quickly turned around and went up against No. 10 Eastern (14-0) and lost 11-25, 12-25, 12-25.
On Saturday, the Bison started the day against former Capital Athletic Conference rival and weekend host Salisbury. The Sea Gulls got the best of the Bison 20-25, 16-25, 10-25. Gallaudet closed out the two-day tournament with a rematch against Baldwin-Wallace in the consolation bracket. The result was the same as the Yellow Jackets won 25-16, 25-23, 25-17.
Gallaudet junior Micaela Paulone (Fishers, Ind.) was named to the all-tournament team. She finished the weekend with 32 assists and 35 digs. Fellow junior Paige Johnson (North Richland Hills, Texas) led the team with 40 assists and had 19 digs. Sophomore hitters Ann Whited (Fishers, Ind.) and Mari Klassen (White Rock, British Columbia) had 26 and 24 kills, respectively.
GU will make its long awaited home debut on Wednesday, September 22, against Goucher College (2-6). The non-conference match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Prior to the start of the match the Bison will receive their American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the fourth consecutive year.