October 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Indiana Tech volleyball lost for just the third time in its last 60 conference matches on Friday night, dating back to the 2008 season, dropping a 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21) decision at Davenport University.
Davenport (18-5, 5-2 WHAC) jumped out in front 8-3 in the opening set and would not trail the rest of the set. With the Panthers leading 22-19, Kelsey Cox (Flushing, MI/Grand Rapids) put down three straight kills to tie the score, but DU would take the next three points to take the 1-0 lead.
In the second set, it was the Warriors who took the early advantage and eventually built a 20-13 lead. It was Cox who led the way once again with four kills in the set, and junior Suzanne Taylor (Ida, MI/Petersburg) capped it off with a kill of her own to even the match 1-1.
The third set was very tight with no team taking more than a three point lead until the very end. Taylor and Stacy Nagy (Temperance, MI/Bedford) had four kills apiece in the set, including one by Taylor to even the score 20-20. But the Panthers ended the set on a 5-0 run to take control of the match.
Davenport then overcame a 17-12 deficit in the fourth set to take the match 3-1.
Nagy finished the night with a team-high 14 kills and a .452 hitting percentage. Taylor and Emily Williams (Lambertville, MI/Bedford) followed with nine apiece. Kelsey Fitzpatrick (Holland, OH/Notre Dame Academy) handed out 48 assists and Darcie Faylor (Ft. Wayne, IN/Kishwaukee) picked up 22 digs. Kayla Foreman (Decatur, IN/Adams Central) added three aces and 20 digs.
Up next, the Warriors (17-9, 6-1 WHAC) return home to host No. 21 Cornerstone University on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
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