|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||F|
|Columbia (Mo.) (9-2)||25||25||25||3|
|Graceland University (5-6)||22||23||15||0|
|Baldwin City, KS|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|#7 Caroline Clifford - 7||Kills||#12 Emma Runyan - 12|
|#3 Zori Curry - 9||Blocks||#10 Keslie Sickels - 2|
|#18 Gabriela Walton - 14||Digs||#3 Sydney Stewart - 13|
|#2 Selina Merfol - 3||Aces||#14 MacKenzie Rieth - 2|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||4||5||F|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|#12 Kenna Hall - 15||Kills||#12 Emma Runyan - 7|
|#15 Makayla Aspegren - 5||Blocks||#19 Hannah Farley - 4|
|#2 Liz Heit - 21||Digs||#3 Sydney Stewart - 20|
|2 Players (#2,#4) - 3||Aces||#5 Kacie Miyama - 2|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
Baldwin City, KS- Graceland University suffered a pair of losses on the second day of the Baker Invite. The Jackets were overcome by (RV) Ottawa University Braves in the first match of the day; 25-15, 22-25, 25-15, 25-17. Later on, Graceland fell in three against to the No. 7 Columbia College Cougars 25-22, 25-23, 25-15.
Graceland vs. Ottawa
Graceland University took a single set from (RV) Ottawa University in the 25-15, 22-25, 25-15, 25-17 loss.
Graceland's offense produced a total of 28 kills, while hitting 0.212 percent. Megan Kneib les the offense, with seven kills, as Hannah Farley added six. The setting duties were split by Emree Sato and Stephanie Herman, who combined for 23 assists in the match. Defensively, Sydney Stewart recorded 20 digs.
The Braves high powered offense totaled 43 kills. Kenna Hull tallied 15 of the teams kills to lead the way. Adriana Skipper set the tempo, dishing out 37 assists. Defensively, the Braves were led by Liz Heit with 21 digs.
Head Coach Stew McDole said, Ottawa is a seasoned team who has been there. They attack well out of system and play outstanding defense. We needed to be consistent in our game to compete. We were close."
Graceland vs. Columbia
Graceland University battled to the end with No. 7 Columbia College. The Cougars defeated the Jackets 25-22, 25-23 and 25-15.
AS a team, the Jackets marked 40 kills in the match. Emma Runyan and Megan Kneib highlighted the offense, tallying 12 and 11 kills, respectively. The setting duties were shared by Sam Schell, Herman and Sato, who combined for 38 assists. Defensively, Stewart led the way with 13 digs for the Yellowjackets.
Graceland limited Columbia to 28 kills in the match and a hitting percentage of 0.185 percent. Caroline Clifford led the Cougar offense with seven kills. Selina Merfol counted 25 of the team's 28 assists for the match. Gabriella Walton marked 14 digs in the match.
McDole continued, "We played intense, intelligent ball with Columbia. We had good opportunity to win both sets one and two. Hopefully this was a breakthrough weekend for us, as we look forward to next week.
Graceland University faces Peru State College on the road on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
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