September 13, 2008
Eagles' comeback bid falls short,
Drop four-set match to UMSL
Missouri-St. Louis (8-2, 2-0 GLVC): 3
at Southern Indiana (6-4, 1-1 GLVC): 1
Line Score: 25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17 (Box Score)
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team could not overcome a two-set deficit as it fell to the University of Missouri-St. Louis 25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17 Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center.
USI (6-4, 1-1 GLVC) struggled defensively in the first set as the Tritons hit at a .432 clip and finished with a side-out percentage of 73 percent. In game two, the Screaming Eagles were held to a .000 attacking clip as Missouri-St. Louis (8-2, 2-0 GLVC) raced out to a two-set lead in the match.
The Eagles came out of the intermission on fire as they built a 10-4 lead to start the third frame. Missouri-St. Louis, however, scrapped its way back into the game, forcing a match-point before the Eagles could take the third set and cut its match deficit in half.
USI claimed the first three points in the fourth frame and looked as if it was on its way to tying the match at two games each. The Tritons, however, on the strength of a .375 attacking clip, battled back and eventually pulled away to finish the match in four sets.