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October 05, 2007

Eagles fall to high-powered Lewis squad

Lewis (16-2, 8-1 GLVC): 3
at Southern Indiana (9-9, 4-6 GLVC): 0
Line Score: 30-26, 30-19, 30-24 (Box Score)


EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team fell to a high-powered Lewis University squad 30-26, 30-19, 30-24 Friday night at the Physical Activities Center.

USI (9-9, 4-6 GLVC) fell behind early in game one, but rallied late in the set to close a seven-point gap to a 27-25 deficit. Lewis (16-2, 8-1 GLVC), however, scored three of the next four points to gain the 1-0 advantage in the match.

The Screaming Eagles found themselves down by just two points midway through the second set, but a 12-3 run to finish the frame gave the Flyers a convincing game-two victory and 2-0 lead in the match.

USI had trouble keeping pace with the Flyers in the third game, but a 14-8 run closed a 10-point gap into a 27-23 deficit to give the Eagles a glimmer of hope. Much like the first game, though, the Flyers scored three of the next four points to finish the match and hand the Eagles their second straight loss.

Senior middle hitter Molly Rahman (Ferdinand, Indiana) led the Eagles with nine kills and a .348 attacking percentage, while sophomore right side hitter/setter Melanie Pund (Ferdinand, Indiana) recorded 14 digs in her first action as the Eagles' libero.

The Eagles, who were held to a .119 attacking percentage, return to action Saturday at 3 p.m. when they host the University of Wisconsin-Parkside at the PAC.

Dan McDonnell,
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