Drake Volleyball Falls To UNI In Thrilling Five-Set Match

first_imgStory Links www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com Full Schedule Roster The Valley on ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University volleyball team forced five sets against instate rival UNI before falling, 3-2, Saturday evening at the Knapp Center.UNI (16-13, 10-6 MVC) held off the Bulldogs (14-19, 5-11 MVC) by set scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-10, 20-25 and 15-9. Drake was led by Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) with 13 kills and 14 digs, followed by Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) who totaled nine kills.  Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) earned her eighth double-double of the season with 23 assists and 10 digs, while Inderski ‘s double-double was her 14th. Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) had a season-high 30 digs, also tying her career high. “There’s somewhat mixed emothins about tonight’s match,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We played well at times and we’re proud of the development the team is showing. But to get to the fifth set and underperform is disappointing.”Drake forced several early errors from the Panthers in the first set to jump out to a 6-0 lead behind Davidson’s serving. The Panthers took their first lead of the set at 18-17, before the Bulldogs came back and won the set 25-21. The Bulldogs were led in the first set by Inderski and Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) with three kills each, and the team totaled four blocks.”At times we served well and offensively Kyla Inderski had a strong night,” McBroom said. “Our serve/receive was strong enough to keep us in the entire match.” Drake opened the second set with another early lead of 5-1. UNI brought it within two and kept it there before taking an 18-11 lead that they held onto to win the set 25-16. Inderski and Schofield each totaled another three kills. UNI got off to an early 9-3 lead in the third set and continued to control the serve to win the set 25-10. After getting off to a 6-1 lead in the fourth set, the Bulldogs never trailed, winning the set 25-20.Inderski tallied five kills and Schoene had three. “The highwater mark tonight was the fourth set when we performed our best offensively,” McBroom added. “We stayed in the fight to force the fifth set and we’re proud of the efforts we made in the fourth set.”The fifth set had three early lead changes before UNI eventually took over the lead to defeat the Bulldogs, 15-9. The victorious Panthers were led by Kayla Haneline with 21 kills and four blocks. Heather Hook, who currently ranks second in the MVC in assists, had a game-high 57 .The Bulldogs will finish their season next weekend with two home games against Loyola on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and against Bradley Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.  “Unfortunately, with tonight’s loss, it ends our chances to get into the MVC Tournament,” McBroom said. “As we look to the last two matches of the season we want to make sure we go out on a high note and finish strong at home.”Print Friendly Version Next Game: Watch Live Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Loyola 11/20/2015 – 7:00 PMlast_img

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