The Missouri Western volleyball team picked up a thrilling five set victory over the Missouri Southern Lions on Friday evening. The Griffons had three players in double digit kills with Erica Rottinghaus leading the way tying her season best 18 kills. The Griffons improve to 6-9 overall and 4-2 in MIAA play.
The Griffons opened up the the match on fire winning the first set 25-15. The Griffons had 12 kills in the set hitting .240. In set two the Lions took control early evening the set at one with a 25-18 victory.
In set three thre Griffons looked to be in command taking a 20-13 lead. The Lions stormed back but the Griffons were able to get the 31-29 victory taking a 2-1 lead in the match. Once again the Lions battled back eaving the match at two after a 25-23 victory in set four.
In the fifth and deciding set the Griffons took command early cruising to a 15-6 victory. Jessie Thorup and Kelsey Olion both had 12 kills while Jordan Chohon had 28 set assists. Sarah Faubel had 23 digs while Holley Pollock picthed in 10.
The Lions fall to 3-10 overall and 0-5 in MIAA play. Katie Politte had 17 kills while Abby Finder had 38 set assists. Sydney Wheeler and Politte both had 13 digs in the match.
The Griffons return to action on Saturday, October 5 with a 6:00 pm against Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Mo.
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