Wednesday, October 26, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Belmont defeated conference-leading Lipscomb in four sets on Tuesday night to snap the Lady Bisons conference record win streak. The win was the first in seven tries for the Bruins, who bounced back after a tough loss to Florida Gulf Coast last weekend.
It was also the first loss for Lipscomb in A-Sun conference play since 2008, when the Lady Bisons lost the Bruins in the finals of the conference tournament. The win snapped a 44 conference match win streak and pushed Belmont's all-time series lead to 26-10.
Lipscomb rebounded with a tough 29-27 win in set two to tie the match going into intermission. Belmont came out of the break and earned another lopsided set victory, taking set three 25-16. In set four, the two teams traded points throughout, each holding two point leads toward the end of the match, only to see the other team come roaring back. The Bruins ultimately came back and prevailed, winning 26-24 and taking the match, 3-1.
"It was a good win for our team," Webb said. "Obviously, any time you can play against and beat a team that has been as successful as Lipscomb, it's a great win for our girls. I'm really happy to see them enjoy tonight and enjoy that level of success."
Lipscomb's conference-win streak ranked third in the nation and is the longest streak in A-Sun history.