Volleyball Falls In Season Opener, 3-1

first_imgNext Game: Full Schedule Roster vs. South Dakota State 8/31/2019 – 2 p.m. Live Stats Preview The Drake University volleyball team was defeated by Memphis, 3-1, in the season opener for both teams in the first match of the EIU Panther Classic Friday afternoon.Drake won the first set, 25-18, but then suffered setbacks of 25-15, 25-23, 25-20 in the ensuing sets.After committing nine attacking errors in the first set, the Tigers made just 11 errors in the final three sets to hold off the Bulldogs.Junior Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) led Drake with 12 kills in the loss while freshman Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) added 11 kills. Fellow freshman Michelle Rabbitt (Canton, Ohio) followed with eight kills and no errors on 25 attempts.Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) captained the offense with 27 assists while Plock and Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) each contributed on four blocks.The Bulldogs return to action Saturday with a pair of matches to conclude the EIU Panther Classic. The day begins at 2 p.m. against South Dakota State followed by a 6 p.m. match against Eastern Illinois. The nightcap will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more