EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – The University of Southern Indiana Volleyball saw multiple leads on Saturday as they entered the 2021 Midwest Region Crossover with a 25-21, 24-26, 25-20, 25-22 loss to Grand Valley State University finished.
The Screaming Eagles (11-9) saw an early six-point lead on their four-point loss in the first set and let a three-point lead on their three-point loss in the fourth frame fizzle out. USI also had a point lead when they lost the third set by five points before the Lakers won eight of the last 10 rallies to claim victory.
Freshman outside hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) led USI with 17 kills, nine digs, and two blocks, while senior libero Callie Gubera (Thorntown, Indiana) had 17 digs to top the back row of the Eagles.
Senior setter Casey Cepicky (St. Louis, Missouri) had a double-double with 36 assists, 13 digs, four kills, and four blocks, while freshman outside hitter Taya Dazey (Fort Wayne, Indiana) had nine kills and 13 digs. In the sophomore year, outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois) added eight kills, 11 digs, and four aces.
USI, which has lost five games in a row, returns at 7:00 p.m. Friday when it visits the University of Illinois Springfield for a Great Lakes Valley Conference competition. The Eagles will also visit McKendree University next Saturday before returning to Screaming Eagles Arena on October 29th.
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