FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2013
CLINTON, Iowa—The Indiana Tech volleyball team went 0-2 on their trip to Ashford University, falling in three sets (14-25, 25-27, 25-27) to the host Saints before dropping a five set (28-30, 25-22, 23-25, 30-28, 10-15) thriller to #19 Grand View in Clinton, Iowa on Saturday afternoon. The winless day drops the Warriors overall record to 11-20.
BOX SCORE | MATCH ONE
The Warriors started the day’s first match a little sluggish, losing the first set 14-25. In the second set, Tech was up 17-13, but led the Saints (19-14) back into the game, tying four times after the 21st point, unable to close the deal and lost 25-27. It was another heartbreaking loss in the final set, leading 20-14 and unable to get the final five points, as Ashford outscored Tech 12-5 to close out the match.
The Orange and Black hit just .162 for the match, led by Katelyn St. Martin who tallied a match-high 14 kills and hit .387 to lead the Warriors while also collecting a team-high 26 digs. Suzanne Taylor finished the match with eight kills while Shanice Richards and Stacy Nagy each tallied seven.
Kelsey Fitzpatrick collected 18 assists while Alexandra Roberts added 16 for Tech. Taylor Kelso played solid defensively as she tallied 24 digs.
BOX SCORE | MATCH TWO
Against a seemingly much tougher opponent, the Warriors fell in five sets, unable to close out the Vikings (24-12) on numerous occasions. The Warriors three lost sets came by a total of nine points, with their two wins coming by a combined five points.
Taylor led the team with 16 kills while Nagy added 15 and hit a team-high .542. St. Martin also tallied double-digit kills with 14 while also leading the team with 26 digs on defense. Fitzpatrick tallied 28 assists with Roberts adding 16 while Kelso collected 13 digs.
Tech tallied 18.5 blocks in the match as well, led by two solo blocks and eight blocks assists from Richards and eight more block assists from Nagy.
The Warriors return to the court on Wednesday, Oct. 30 for their home regular-season finale against fourth-ranked Madonna. Tech will also be recognized their two seniors, Taylor and Fitzpatrick before the game on senior night.