COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women volleyball team was unable to pick-up a win in its third home tri-match of the season. The Owls, now 5-14, fell 3-0 (11-25, 9-25, 15-25) against Loyola University – New Orleans and 3-0 (16-25, 18-25, 9-25) to Fisk University on Sunday, Oct. 8.
"Today was another solid day for us defensively, but we really struggled to put the ball away in both matches," said head coach Roxanne. "During the match against Loyola, we made a few unforced errors at crucial moments in the game and couldn't get our hitters in tempo. Fisk was definitely the toughest serving team we have faced thus far. Though our serve receives and defense wasn't perfect at times, I felt we did a good enough job but just really couldn't find the floor."
Against Loyola, Loren Schmitt led the Owls offensively and defensively. The freshman utility player recorded five kills on 15 attacks, one service aces, and 11 digs.
Madison Lamon started in her first game in two weeks since sitting out due to injury. In her comeback game, Lamon led the Owls in assist with eight. She also collected eight digs.
As a team, the Owls out attacked Loyola, recording 75 to the Wolf Pack's 71. In total, MUW recorded 13 kills, 12 assist, one service ace, 32 digs, one block solo, and two block assists.
Versus Fisk, Kayla King led the Owl offense with four kills on 19 total attacks and Schmitt again led the defense with 11 digs.
Together, the Owls recorded 10 kills on 63 total attacks, 10 assists, 30 digs, and one block solo.
The Owls will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 13 when they travel to Hanceville, Ala. to compete in the Wallace State Community College Volleyball tournament. MUW will face Faulkner State Community College, Vincennes University, Catawba Valley Community College, and Wallace State.
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