October 6, 2012
For Immediate Release
St. Ambrose Box Score | Campbellsville Box Score
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech volleyball team saw its winning streak come to a halt on Saturday during the annual Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament. After defeating St. Ambrose University 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19) to begin the day, the Warriors fell to Campbellsville University 3-2 (26-24, 25-18, 23-25, 21-25, 15-13).
Four schools finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, including Indiana Tech, but Madonna University won the tournament based on the tie breaker of sets played.
Against St. Ambrose, the Warriors quickly pulled ahead two-sets-to-none, but struggled with the Fighting Bees in the third set. Tech had a 12-3 lead evaporate, as St. Ambrose battled back to tie the set at 18-18 and eventually win 25-22.
The fourth set was also tight with the Fighting Bees clinging to a 17-16 advantage before the Warriors scored nine of the next 11 points to win the set and match.
Kelsey Fitzpatrick (Holland, OH/Notre Dame Academy) directed the offense with 42 assists while Kelsey Cox (Flushing, MI/Grand Rapids) led the way with 12 kills. Kelsea Nova (Toledo, OH/Bowsher) and Emily Williams (Lambertville, MI/Bedford) followed with 11 apiece.
Seniors Kayla Foreman (Decatur, IN/Adams Central) and Darcie Faylor (Ft. Wayne, IN/Kishwaukee) had big games defensively, picking up 28 and 25 digs. Cox finished with three rejections and Stacy Nagy (Temperance, MI/Bedford) added two solo blocks and two block assists.
In the match against Campbellsville, the Warriors dropped the first two sets before rallying back to win the next two. With the match on the line and trailing 22-19 in the third set, Katelyn St. Martin (Zionsville, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) and Suzanne Taylor (Petersburg, MI/Ida) fueled a 6-1 run by the Warriors to comeback and win the set 25-23.
The Warriors never trailed in the fourth set, eventually winning it 25-21, but fell behind 12-6 to start the final set. Tech refused to go away though, winning seven of the next eight points to tie the score 13-13. However, the Tigers took the next two points to prevail.
Leading the attack for the Warriors again was Kelsey Cox. Cox, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, recorded 18 kills followed by Taylor with 12. Fitzpatrick had 48 assists and Faylor scooped up 23 digs.
The Warriors (16-8) return to conference play on Wednesday, Oct. 10 when they visit Siena Heights University in a 7 p.m. showdown.
Evia Prieditis - Madonna
Nastija Baranovska - Madonna
Kelsey Cox - Indiana Tech
Brianna Strete - IU East
Rinata Aisena - Campbellsville
Karrah Toby - Ashford
Catherine Wildner - St. Ambrose
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