DEARBORN, Mich. – The 2019 Early Bird Challenge concluded with two more matches for the University of Michigan-Dearborn volleyball team Saturday at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse.
The Wolverines dropped a hard-fought match in four sets to Goshen College (25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20) before Cincinnati Christian University swept UM-Dearborn (25-14, 25-18, 25-8). The losses drop the Wolverines to 1-4 overall in the first week of the season.
Sabrina Giacomini finished with 10 kills and 19 assists, while Mallory Lynch added 10 kills and 10 digs against Goshen. Daniella Barile recorded 17 assists and a team-high 15 digs, while Delaney Smith added 12 digs.
For her effort throughout the four-match weekend, Bronte Michura was named to the All-Tournament Team.
UM-Dearborn hits the road for the Milligan Mountain Madness tournament hosted by Milligan College starting Friday in Johnson City, Tenn.
2019 Early Bird Challenge Tournament Team
MVP-Jodie Kelly (Madonna)
Erica LaBaere - Madonna
Lauren Stefanski - St. Francis
Katie Valeria - Judson
Taylor Small - Point Park
Nicole Winkler - Mount Vernon
Gigi Ford - Bryan
Mikaela Ahrendt - Mount Marty
Tess Clark - Goshen
Brianna Howard – Cincinnati Christian
Bronte Michura - UM-Dearborn