Tuesday, 26 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Eagles struggle in 3-1 loss to Jaguars

Eastern Illinois University

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana (4-7) closed out the non-conference portion of the schedule with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 25-17, 25-23) loss to IUPUI (5-5) on Wednesday night at The Jungle. USI will start the Ohio Valley Conference season on Monday against Eastern Illinois University.
The Eagles stood tall in the first set, taking home the 25-22 victory. USI jumped out to an 8-3 lead off four kills from three different players and an ace from senior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois). Down 17-15, the Jaguars went on a quick 4-0 surge to take their first lead of the match. The Eagles did not falter, regaining the 20-19 lead with the help of a pair of kills from Leah Anderson and a kill from sophomore middle hitter Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois). USI closed out the set with a kill from senior outside/right side hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) to start the match with a 1-0 advantage. The Eagles were outhit by the Jaguars with 11 kills compared to 12 kills but had just three errors in comparison to eight errors for IUPUI.
A tough offensive outing from USI cost the Eagles the 25-17 second set. The Jaguars stormed out the gates with a 14-5 lead off eight USI offensive errors. Luckily for USI, they were able to regain momentum and cut the deficit to just six after kills from Leah Anderson and Bednar. IUPUI was able to bounce back and extended their lead back to nine until the Eagles took advantage of three Jaguars’…

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