Valparaiso Rallies To Upend Volleyball, 3-2

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first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Valparaiso rallied back from a two-set deficit the steal a 3-2 win over the Drake University volleyball team Friday night at the Knapp Center.Drake won the first two sets, 25-22, 25-15 before Valparaiso stormed back in the next three by scores of 25-23, 25-18, 15-12. The Crusaders earned payback for the teams’ first meeting this season in which the Bulldogs erased a similar deficit and held off five-straight set points to win in five sets at Valpo.Drake (9-21, 3-14 MVC) was led by 15 kills, 18 digs and six blocks from Emily Plock. Her 15 kills give her 446 kills this season, the fourth-most in a single season in Drake history. She enters Saturday’s season finale needing 17 kills to equal the school record.Gillian Gergen added 14 kills for the Bulldogs and Michele Rabbitt tacked on 11 kills. In the middle, Riley Dolphin equaled a career high with nine blocks while Elle Tubbs added six. Valparaiso (13-18, 8-9 MVC) was paced by Peyton McCarthy’s 18 kills on 38 attempts. Jillie Grant and Jaclyn Bulmahn added 15 each. Brittany Anderson directed that attack with 55 assists. The Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center court Saturday evening to close out their 2019 season against Loyola. First serve is set for 5 p.m. Following the match, the team will honor its two seniors, Paige Aspinwall and Elle Tubbs. ESPN+ Next Game: Print Friendly Version Story Links Box Score (PDF) center_img Watch Live Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Full Schedule Roster Loyola 11/23/2019 – 5 p.m.last_img

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