Tournament Host Outlasts IWU Volleyball in Five Sets

by | Sep 30, 2017 | RRSN News | 0 comments

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Indiana Wesleyan University volleyball dropped a tough five set decision to tournament host Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in the final match of play on Friday. The Holiday Inn Express Classic resumes on Saturday as the Wildcats battle No. 7 Columbia (Mo.) at noon.

MATCH VITALS
• Score: Indiana Wesleyan – 2 | Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) – 3
o Set 1: IWU 25-20
o Set 2: ONU 25-22
o Set 3: IWU 26-24
o Set 4: ONU 25-21
o Set 5: ONU 15-11
• Records: Indiana Wesleyan 15-5 | Olivet Nazarene 9-7
• NAIA Top- 25 Rank: Indiana Wesleyan – Receiving votes | Olivet Nazarene – Not ranked
• Location: McHie Arena | Olivet Nazarene University | Bourbonnais, Illinois

STAT TRACKER
• Morgan Miller: 15 kills, 1 solo block
• Lauren Gross: 10 kills, 3 solo blocks, 2 block assists
• Megan Graber: 10 kills
• Marci Miller: 10 kills, 1 solo block
• Kelly Miller: 10 kills
• Emily Workman: 51 assists, 2 aces, 2 block assists, 18 digs
• Banner Rodgers: 34 digs, 5 assists, 1 ace
• Abigail Rutt: 19 digs, 1 ace

MATCH MOMENTS
• IWU lost both matches on Friday and has lost back-to-back matches for the first time this season.
• Banner Rodgers, who tied a career-high with 32 digs vs. Marian (Ind.) last week, beat that mark with 34 digs vs. ONU.
• Emily Workman had a career-best 51 assists. Her previous high was 38 on August 22, 2015.

COACH MOATS SAYS…
• “Today was another challenge with players not on the court. The girls fought hard and never gave up. I love the toughness and fight.”

UP NEXT FOR VOLLEYBALL
• Indiana Wesleyan completes play at the Holiday Inn Express Classic on Saturday with two matches. IWU play No. 7 Columbia (Mo.) at 12 p.m. and finishes the classic at 4 p.m. vs. Saint Thomas (Fla.).

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