Volleyball Falls To Milwaukee In Five Sets

first_imgPrint Friendly Version The Panthers tied the match in the fourth set with a 25-18 win despite Gergen and Plock combining for six blocks for the Bulldogs. Story Links Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Saint Louis 9/7/2019 – 5 p.m. Milwaukee’s Carmen Heilemann hit .500 and had five kills on nine attempts in the third set to help the Panthers. Drake’s Plock hit .500 and had two kills on four attempts. Tubbs and Gergen both had a number of blocks that helped slow down Milwaukee, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers prevailed, 25-19. The Bulldogs trailed the Panthers midway through the second set but took the lead at 20-19. The Panthers tied the set back up at 24 points each, but Tubbs, freshman Michele Rabbitt (Canton, Ohio), and Gergen were able to make come up with more big blocks to help the Bulldogs come out on top, 26-24, to take a 2-0 lead in the match.center_img Drake was unable to hold off Milwaukee in its second match of the Drake Invitational as the Bulldogs fell by set scores of 19-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-18 and 15-13. Drake held a 2-0 advantage in the match but was unable to hold off a Milwaukee rally.The Bulldogs held an 18-9 advantage in blocks with junior Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) leading the way with 10 blocks to go along with her five kills. Senior Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) added eight blocks and eight kills while junior Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) had seven blocks and 11 kills. Freshman Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) led the team with 12 kills. Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) The fifth set was close throughout, but the Panthers were able to maintain a lead that Drake could not overcome in falling, 15-13. Kleja Cerniauskaite and Heileman combined for six of the Panthers’ kills in the set to take the frame and the match. The Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center tonight at 5 p.m. to play Saint Louis in their final game at the Drake Invitational presented by Hotel Renovo/Revel Hotel. Drake(3-2) took an early lead in the first set. The Bulldogs got six-straight points behind sophomore Caitlyn Smith’s (Marion, Iowa) serving, making the game 9-4. Tubbs hit .600 in the first set to pace the Bulldogs to a 25-19 win.last_img

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