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Griffins Snap Four Game Skid With A Sweep Over STLCOP

Griffins Snap Four Game Skid With A Sweep Over STLCOP

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University women's volleyball team snapped its four game skid on Wednesday night with a straight set (25-22, 26-24, 25-19) win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

The Griffins (9-17), played a complete game, finishing with 43 kills, a .187 hitting percentage, 64 digs and 12 block assists on the night. Kristina Eason continued her stretch of strong play with a match-high 14 kills, while Olivia Tallo collected a double-double of 10 kills and 13 digs.

Abby Grumich led FBU with 19 assists, while on the defensive side of the net, Sarah Borgerding contributed 18 digs.

STLCOP (7-14), concluded with 38 kills and they were led by Cassady Reno's nine kills. Setter Kacie Kinnikin was busy dishing out a match-high 34 assists, while Kate Toler tied Borgerding with a match-high 18 digs.

In the first set, the Griffins grabbed the 12-7 lead on Victoria Curtice's kill. Later in the set, STLCOP trailed 17-13 but went on a 5-0 run to take its first lead of the set at 18-17 on Mackenzie Wagner's kill.

The two teams went point-for-point and once again met-up at 22-all. Then, the Griffins took over by collecting the final three points and went on for the 25-22 set win.

In the second set, it was STLCOP jumping out in front at 7-2 on a Griffins attack error. They continued to hold that advantage as they led 20-15 on Wagner's kill. Fontbonne responded with a 7-0 run to take a 22-20 lead on Eason's kill.

The Eutectics answered right back with the next two points and tied it at 22-22. The Griffins were then up 24-22 but STLCOP wouldn't go away as a service and attack error by Fontbonne made it a 24-24 game.

However, the Griffins finally put away STLCOP on kills from Curtice and Emma Seiz, giving them the 26-24 set victory.

In the third, Fontbonne got ahead early at 11-6 on Tallo's kill. STLCOP hung around at 13-10 on a Griffins service error but FBU stretched its lead back out to six (20-14) on another Tallo kill.

The Eutectics tried to make a late run on Reno's kill to cut it down to 22-18 but the comeback was not to be with the Griffins hanging on for the 25-19 set and match win.

The team returns to action this weekend at the Blues City Invite at Rhodes College. On Saturday, they'll square off against Louisiana College at 2 p.m., followed by an outing against Mississippi University for Women at 4. On Sunday, they'll close out the tournament against host Rhodes at 12 p.m.

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