Mary Ann Mitchell, Associate Director of Athletics for Communications
SPRINGFIELD – The University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team lost its first match of the season, suffering a 3-1 setback at Drury on Friday night in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener for both teams.
UMSL won the first frame, 25-15, but saw the Panthers rally back for set wins of 27-25, 27-25, 25-17.
UMSL (12-1, 0-1 GLVC), Drury (7-7, 1-0 GLVC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
– UMSL hit .364 in the first set victory, while also recording three aces and outblocked the Panthers, 3-0.
– The Tritons, who had just two attack errors in the opening frame, committed a combined 16 in sets two and three.
– Drury jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third frame, extending it to 10-4 en route to the win. Drury recorded 20 kills in that set, while UMSL had just eight.
– The Tritons hit a season-low .199, but held an 11-6 blocking advantage as the host Panthers hit at a .184 clip.
– Sophomore Charlotte Richards (15 kills and 13 digs) and junior Kaileen Herman (40 assists, 12 digs) each had a double-double.
– Sophomore Megan Woll finished with 17 digs.
– Seniors Selena Nolte and Kylie Rudsinski added 14 and 12 kills, respectively.
– Freshman Raquel Kessler tallied eight kills and eight blocks.
UMSL completes its 14-match season-opening road trek tomorrow at new GLVC member Southwest Baptist.