Butler volleyball falls to DePaul in five sets

Megan Ramseyer during a match earlier this season. Ramseyer recorded 48 assists in the loss at DePaul. Jimmy Lafakis/Collegian file photo. 

JIMMY LAFAKIS | STAFF REPORTER | jlafakis@butler.edu

The Butler University volleyball team fell in five sets to DePaul University on Oct. 3. This match was the first of three in four days for Butler.

“We’ll use this match as fire to right the ship,” defensive specialist Taylor Takeda said.

Butler (5-12, 2-3 Big East) lost 25-22, 12-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11 in the five-set thriller. Junior outside hitter Brooke Gregory posted 15 kills in the match, while sophomore outside hitter Shay Horn added 13. Junior setter Megan Ramseyer handed out 48 assists.

“We gave away too many points,” head coach Sharon Clark said. “We have to learn how to close out a team.”

Despite the loss, the Bulldogs kept up their stellar blocking. As a team, Butler recorded 10 blocks to DePaul’s five.

“I think we learned how important every point is in the Big East,” assistant coach Sofia Sanchez said. “There are so many quality teams that you have to be operating on all cylinders all the time, or someone can sneak in and get you.”

Butler will return to Hinkle Fieldhouse this weekend for a pair of matches. The Bulldogs will host Georgetown University on Oct. 5 and Villanova University on Oct. 6. Both matches are set for 6 p.m.

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