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MARIETTA, Ga.—The Southeastern University volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the 2019 season, losing a 3-1 match to Freed-Hardeman and a 3-0 match to Life.

Errors by the Fire (4-2) were a key factor in both matches, with SEU totaling five service errors and seven receiving errors against Freed-Hardeman and had three more service errors, eight receiving erros, and 14 attack errors against Life.

After losing the first set to FHU 25-18, the Fire bounced back with a 25-23 win to even the match at 1-1. Freed-Hardeman closed the match out with hitting efforts over .200 in each of the last two sets, scoring 16 kills and just three errors in the fourth in a 25-20 win, which followed a 25-19 win in the third.

Freshman Jessica Hidden led the way for SEU with 18 kills. Taylor Gregory was a force at the net with five blocks, and added six kills.

Courtney Krause registered 25 assists to help the offense, and freshman Grace Ball led the defense with 31 digs.

The Fire struggled to find momentum against Life, totaling just eight kills in each of the first two sets, losing 25-15, and 25-16. The Fire finished the match with a .130 hitting percentage and dropped the third 25-21.

Southeastern will face Freed-Hardeman again Saturday morning, and will then take on Brenau.