EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A better performance than last season’s first set did not suffice to keep Belmont’s formidable attack from gaining ground in the end, asthe SIUEvolleyball lost to Belmont in four sets. Bruins by four sets on Friday evening (25-13 20-25, 25-27, 25-27 21-25).
The first set was a great opportunity to see the Cougars record team and individual record highs with the help of SydneyHummert7 wins during the opening set.As a unit the Cougars recorded an all-time high of .517 in the first quarter , and beat their opponents the Bruins with 12 points.This was the largest difference in all sets of this season.SIUEdominance would come to an abrupt end during the 2nd set after an .306 performance by the visitors led to the set 25-20.In the third, both teams fight, and neither team could gain any ground over the other. However it would be the Bruins that would take the third set and need additional points in order to win.The fourth set was played on the same path as the secondone, and the long run of goals from the Bruin and their outstanding defensive efforts were too much to players from the Cougars to overcome, and they ended the set and the game with a victory of 25-21..
In their individual ways they were led by the Cougars were coached bySavannah ChristianHe had 14 kills and was able to struck to an impressive .303 clip.He was closely watchedSydney HummertThe killer, who killed 11 people in the span of a day, and the trio ofJulia treichel,Ainsley RansteadandAnnie ellisThey each had seven wins.Three Cougars Record Double Digit Murders Performed byAlyse Drifka18.Drifka was also able to record his seventh double-double for the season by netting twenty assists as well as 18 eliminations.Grace BeekmanDrifka was close behind Drifka by a whopping 19 assists as did Drifka, who had 19 assists.Jessica vineyardlead in the Red and Whites in the blocks with a flawless four.
SIUE dropped to four-and-a-half in overall record and 0-5 during its Ohio Valley Conference game, will conclude the weekend with a match against Belmont (5-11 3-3 OVC).The first game will be held the following day between 2 and 3 p.m. The match will be live streamed through ESPN +.