The Lock Haven volleyball team fell to rival Clarion 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-23) on Thursday night in the opening road of the 2012 NCAA tournament.
Lock Haven (26-11) came into the Atlantic Region quarterfinals as the No. 5 seed, while rival Clarion was the No. 4 seed.
Despite the loss, Gao Xuan was a huge offensive bright spot for Lock Haven. She hit .405 with 18 kills and added 10 digs.
Bailey Farthing led Lock Haven on defense with six blocks and while Erin Walsh had 19 digs.
Clarion opened the match on a three-point run and led 8-2 at one point. Lock Haven tied the match at 20-20 and 23-23, but Clarion scored the final two points of the opening set to win, 25-23.
Lock Haven jumped on the Golden Eagles in the second set. LHU led 4-1 before a four-point Clarion run put the Golden Eagles up 23-17 and Clarion held on for the set-two win, 25-17.
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