LORETTO, Pa. – Bucknell volleyball opened the Red Flash Classic with a 3-0 loss to host Saint Francis on Friday evening at DeGol Arena. Despite the loss, the Bison are at .500 for the season with a 5-5 record, while the Red Flash improved to 5-6.
The Bison were competitive in all three sets, but couldn’t get a run going, falling 25-21, 25-23, 25-20.
Saint Francis was carried to victory by strong performances from a pair of players. Emily Marcinowski hit .481 and had a double-double with 18 kills and 11 digs. Kelsey Rough finished with 16 kills on .361 hitting and added nine digs.
Bucknell still holds a large lead in the all-time series against Saint Francis, dropping to 29-8.
The Bison wrap up play at the event Saturday with matches against Morehead State (11:30 a.m.) and Norfolk State (2 p.m.).