MARION, Ind. – No. 3 seed Indiana Wesleyan University has advanced to the Crossroads League Tournament semifinals following a 3-0 win over No. 6 seed Spring Arbor (Mich.) in quarterfinal action on Saturday night. The Wildcats controlled play throughout the night as the Cougars scored no more than 21 points in any set.
Kelly Miller and Ana Collar produced in all three matches this season vs. Spring Arbor. Miller averaged 3.90 kills per set and a .321 attack percentage in the three matches while Collar had 3.70 kills per set and a .282 attack percentage.
The Wildcats obtained strong stats in the first two sets with a .244 attack percentage in the first set and then a .325 in the second set. But IWU closed out the Cougars with a .387 attack percentage in the final set with 16 kills and 4 errors in 31 attempts.
Indiana Wesleyan won the season series with Spring Arbor 3-0. IWU defeated SAU 3-1 in the league opener and then 3-0 on October 5.
“Really impressed with the play of our middles tonight as Megan Graber, Allison Sparrow, and Catera Keeler collectively had 20 kills. The togetherness this team shows continues to drive our team to another level. I am excited to continue our journey in the Crossroads League Tournament with excitement.”
NEXT FOR THE WILDCATS
Indiana Wesleyan advances to the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals on Wednesday night. IWU travels to Fort Wayne to play No. 2 seed Saint Francis (Ind.) at 7 p.m.