Bridgeport, Conn.-Biljana Savic (Fr., Novi Sad, Serbia) and Fernanda Costa (Sr., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) each recorded a double-double to help lead the University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team to a four-set, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 25-20, home win over the NYIT Bears in the Purple Knights' 2011 East Coast Conference opener on a steamy Thursday night in Hubbell Gym. UB is now 5-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Bridgeport is undefeated at so far this season at 4-0. NYIT is now 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the ECC.
Savic led Bridgeport with 16 kills, and she added 10 digs. Costa led the Purple Knights in digs with 16, and she had 15 kills.
Senior setter Tamara Leite (Natal, Brazil) had 41 assists in the win, and she also chipped in 11 digs.
UB libero Carolina Lobato (Sr., Belo Horizonte, Brazil) contributed 11 digs on the night.
The Purple Knights will next be in action on Saturday, as they wrap up a three-game homestand with a 12 noon non-conference match versus Caldwell College.