Volleyball drops pair in Arizona

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 1, 2006

Brook Akers had 15 kills but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost to 3-1 the Barry Buccaneers in its second match at the Grand Canyon Cactus Classic Friday afternoon at Phoenix.

The Mountain Lions lost 3-2 to the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders on Friday morning. Due to a computer malfunction at the host school, statistics for the morning game will not be available until Monday.

Akers hit .440 against Barry, the second time this season sheâ€TMs hit .400 or better. The rest of the Mountain Lions, however, combined to hit -.007.

Nicole Castera had 20 kills to lead Barry (3-2). Samara de Freitas added 16 kills, while Lorine Durski had 14.

UCCS (2-4) will play Armstrong Atlantic and host Grand Canyon on Saturday.

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