– Going into the Mark Twain Building Friday night, October 3, the University of Missouri – St. Louis volleyball team knew what to expect from Missouri University of Science and Technology.-PHOTO: The UMSL Tritons volleyball team were flying high battling the MU S&T Miners Oct. 3, 2014. Photo by Eric Harris for The Current ©
By Eric Harris, Sports Editor for The Current
Going into the Mark Twain Building Friday night, October 3, the University of Missouri – St. Louis volleyball team knew what to expect from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Just two weeks ago, the Tritons traveled to Rolla, Missouri to take on the Miners. They returned with a disappointing 3-1 loss.
The Tritons came out in the first set on the offensive, coming from behind to win the first set with Allie Ewing, senior, liberal studies, scoring the final point to win the first set 25-21.
UMSL posted a powerful second set score of 25-22. In the third set the Tritons were able to make a come back and held the score close.
The Tritons capitalized on the momentum built up in the third, to win a close fourth set 25-22. Reversing the result with a 3-1 win over S&T in an exciting fashion.
Jory Siebenmorgen, sophomore, studio art, led the team with 15 kills, followed closely by Ewing with 12 kills and Carly Ochs, junior, with 11.
This thrilling victory comes off the heels of a tough loss to in-town rivals, Maryville University, with 3-1. The Tritons volleyball team followed up their victory over Missouri S&T by defeating Drury University the following afternoon in a close game in all five sets with a final score of 3-2. Tritons took the first, fourth and fifth sets, set scores were 25-12, 21-25, 24-26, 25-22 and15-9 respectively. In Saturday’s game, Siebenmorgen and Ochs led the team with 15 kills each, followed by Jessica Ploss, junior, criminal justice, with 10.
With these two wins added to the record book, UMSL’s volleyball team currently stands 9-5 overall and 6-3 in conference. Next week, they travel to Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri to take on Rockhurst University and William Jewell College before heading to the Great Lakes Valley Conference and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Crossover Tournament (GLVC/GLIAC) October 17-18 in Aurora, Illinois.
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