Lady Bisons break into win column against Lamar
Monday, September 12, 2005

Sept. 11, 2005

The Lady Bisons volleyball team broke into the win column in the second day of the Ole Miss Invitational with a 3-2 match against Lamar University.

Lipscomb won the first two games by scores of 30-27 and 30-26 before losing game three 30-22 and game four 30-28. The Lady Bisons closed out the match with a 15-12 decision Saturday.

"It was fun to win," said Lipscomb Coach Brandon Rosenthal. "This tournament was a great experience for us."

Later in the day the Lady Bisons lost 30-12 and 30-25 to Ole Miss before rallying to win 30-23 in game three. In game four Ole Miss won 32-30.

"I can't say enough about how we played against Ole Miss," Rosenthal said. "We played with a lot of poise and a lot of character. We had a chance to win the fourth game. We played exceptionally well."

Opposite Lindsey Rutherford earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team for her performances Friday and Saturday. Rutherford played in 15 games as the Lady Bisons went 1-3 in the tournament. She recorded a season-high 18 kills in a five-game match with Lamar. She also recorded a season-high .429 hitting percentage against Lamar. In a four-game match with Ole Miss, Rutherford had 16 kills.

Libero Ann Mullins posted a season-high 22 digs against Lamar. Jessica Enderle added 14. Mullins finished with a match-high 20 digs against Ole Miss. Enderle against posted 14.

The Lady Bisons match victory over Lamar was their first victory of the season and their second five-game match of the season.

The Lady Bisons are 1-7 this season.

"We learned a lot about ourselves in the tournament," Rosenthal said. "We talked a lot about where we have come from as a program. We played against the Big12, the ACC and the SEC. And we really competed with everybody except Texas in the tournament."