ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University women's volleyball team dropped a tough straight set (12-25, 24-26, 21-25) outing against rival Webster on Wednesday night.
The Griffins (3-10; 3-7 SLIAC), compiled 30 kills and a .090 hitting percentage. Defensively, they were busy throughout the match with a season-high 70 digs in a three-set match. It's the Griffins highest dig total since they posted 72 against Principia in a five-set defeat.
Webster (9-7; 7-2 SLIAC), won its fifth straight game by way of a sweep. The Gorloks totaled 50 kills and 16 errors for a .234 hitting percentage. They dished out 49 assists and came away with a season-high 96 digs in a three-set match.
Sarah Jacobs led the way with 13 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Defensively, defensive specialist Kristen Farrah ended with a match-high 37 digs.
In the first, the Gorloks opened with a 12-2 lead and that forced the Griffins to take a timeout. It was all Webster the rest of the way with its match-high 18 kills for the 25-12 win.
In the second set, a kill from Abby Grumich put the Griffins down just 12-11. The Gorloks maintained its marginal lead as the set continued on and held a 23-21 advantage over Fontbonne.
The two teams traded points once more before a kill from Samantha Kruse and a Griffins attack error gave Webster the 26-24 win.
After trailing 12-9 to open the third, the Griffins rattled off a 4-0 run capped off by Rabun's kill to give them a 14-12 lead. The Gorloks answered right back with a 4-0 run of its own as they were back on top, 16-14.
Despite the Griffins efforts, it was Webster fending off Fontbonne for the 25-21 set and match victory.
The team looks to bounce back this Saturday in a non-conference outing against St. Mary-of-the-Woods. First-service is set for 1:30 p.m.
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