Round 2: Evansville vs. Bradley
EVANSVILLE 3, BRADLEY 1 (25-18, 25-27, 25-15, 25-20)
CHICAGO, IL – Missouri Valley Conference freshman of the year Giulia Cardona led Evansville with 23 kills, pushing the Aces past conference mates Bradley for a Round 2 victory in the 2021 NIVC.
The Aces (21-11) saw Melanie Feliciano and Alondra Vazquez each jump in with 15 kills; Taya Haffner directed the show with 53 assists and 14 digs, and Blakeley Freeman added 23 digs. Evansville, which reached the 20-victory mark for the first time since 1988, will play at Valparaiso in Round 3 on Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Braves (17-15) had Hannah Thompson and Karagan Coggin each register 10 kills. Serena Sparks had 25 digs and Kora Kauling closed with 24 assists.