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Women's Volleyball Drops Non-Conference Match Against Blue Devils

Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang
Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University women's volleyball team jumped out of conference play on Friday night and took on the Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils at WashU. The Blue Devils were able to come away with the straight set win.

Final: Wisconsin-Stout 3, Fontbonne 0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-14)

Location: WashU

Records: Wisconsin-Stout 16-6, Fontbonne 2-15

How It Happened

In the first set, a kill from Abby Grumich put Fontbonne down 10-7. However, the Blue Devils closed out the set on a 15-2 run, including collecting the final seven points for the 25-9 win.

In the second, the Griffins grabbed a 13-12 lead on a Wisconsin-Stout service error. The Blue Devils gained some breathing room at 19-15, but Fontbonne battled back to make it 20-18. However, Wisconsin-Stout closed out the set on a 5-0 run for the 25-18 victory.

In the third, the Griffins opened with a 6-4 lead, but the blue Devils responded with a 7-0 run. They expanded the advantage out to 17-10 and never looked back for the 25-14 set and match win.

Inside The Numbers

  • Fontbonne finished with 20 kills and 25 errors for a negative -.048 hitting percentage.
  • The Blue Devils ended with 38 kills and a .243 hitting percentage.
  • Defensively, they came away with 53 digs.

Wisconsin-Stout Leaders

  • Lydia Kneubuehl led with 10 kills and a .444 hitting percentage.
  • Lexie Nelson and Jessica Duval combined for 31 of the 34 assists.
  • Defensively, Steph Cannon contributed a match-high 20 digs.

Fontbonne Leaders

Up Next:

The Griffins return to action tomorrow morning as they'll host its Quad against MacMurray at 11 a.m., and Spalding at 1 p.m.

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