ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University women's volleyball team treated its fans to a four-set (25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 25-16) win against Eureka on Wednesday.
The Griffins (5-11; 5-7 SLIAC), got it done on both sides of the net tonight. The team compiled 48 kills, set a season-high .220 hitting percentage, totaled 11 service aces, 56 digs, and tied its season-high with 14 block assists.
Individually, Emma Seiz broke out with a season-high 10 kills, a .350 hitting percentage and added three block assists. Kristina Eason contributed nine kills, a .316 hitting percentage, and 11 digs, while Victoria Curtice and Olivia Tallo had eight kills each.
The Red Devils (3-18; 2-11 SLIAC), had 39 kills and 29 errors for a .052 hitting percentage. Lexi Dooley led with 13 kills and seven digs. Defensively, McKenna Cleer led with 13 digs.
In the first set, the Griffins went on a 3-0 run to take a 12-8 lead on a block assist from Maura Rabun and Victoria Curtice. It was all Fontbonne the rest of the way as they closed out the set on a 13-7 run for the 25-15 win.
The momentum carried over into the second set with the Griffins taking a commanding 15-5 lead on Curtice's kill. The Red Devils narrowed it down to 23-16, though a kill from Seiz and a service ace from Borgerding secured the 25-16 win.
In the third, it was the Red Devils opening with a 13-7 advantage on a Griffins service error. Eureka expanded its lead out to 24-16 on Runa Akagawa's kill.
Fontbonne answered with a 4-0 run, but a kill from Heather Robinson forced a fourth set with the 25-20 victory. After owning a negative hitting percentage in the previous two sets, the Red Devils had its best on the night with 13 kills and five errors for a .229 hitting percentage.
The fourth, however, went on to be the best on the night for Fontbonne. The two teams met-up at 9-9, then a 4-0 run by the home squad gave them something breathing room at 13-9 after consecutive kills by Schaller.
With the team totaling 14 kills and a match-high .273 hitting percentage, the Griffins never looked back and went on for the 25-16 set and match win.
The Griffins return to the court this Friday in Kansas City, Mo., against Bethany College at 4 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m., match against host Avila.
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