Volleyball

Junior Jordan Strickland led the Patriots with 42 assists, 16 digs and eight kills agaist Shawnee State University on Monday night.Junior Jordan Strickland led the Patriots with 42 assists, 16 digs and eight kills agaist Shawnee State University on Monday night.

Patriots bite the Bears

Box Score

     The Patriot volleyball team (18-5, 6-2 MSC) traveled to the “Buckeye State” Monday night to take on the Shawnee State University Bears (11-8, 4-4).

     The first set got started as both team battle back and forth to a tie at 10 apiece. The Patriots would then go on a 6-2 run to take the lead at 16-12 forcing the Bears to call a timeout. The Bears were able to pull within two at 19-21, but the Patriots took over as they ended the first set on a 4-0 run to win the first set 25-19.

     The second set started just like the first, both team would battle to a 10-10 tie. This time it was the Bears who went on a 6-2 run to take the lead 16-12 forcing the Patriots to call a timeout. Both team would then make their way to a tie at 24 apiece, but after back to back kills the Bears took the second set by a score of 26-24. The Bears would tie the match at 1-1 with the 26-24 win in the second set.

     In the third set the Bears grabbed an early lead at 12-9. The Bears would then extend their lead to 18-12 after a 6-3 run. After trailing 20-14 the Patriots would score the next six points to tie the set at 20-20. The Bears were looking to take the third set at 24-22, but the Patriots would get two kills by Rebecca Just (Louisville, Ky.) and Jordan Strickland (Lexington, Ky.) to take a 24-23 lead. The Bears would tie the set at 25-25, but after back to back kills by Shauna Stone (Bardstown, Ky.) and Jordan Strickland the third set belonged to the Patriots 27-25.

     The fourth set saw the Patriots grab an early 9-7 lead. The Bears would then score the next four to take the lead at 11-9. The Bears would continue to keep their lead at 16-13. The Patriots would then go on an 8-0 run sparked by Rebecca Just and Jordan Strickland, who each tallied two kills in the 8-0 run. The 21-16 deficit was too big for the Bears to recover as the Patriots took the third set 25-20 and the match 3-1.

     The Patriot hitters were led by Rebecca Just and Allie Southard (Louisville, Ky.) who each tallied 13 kills. Shauna Stone finished the night with 11 kills and a .285 hitting percentage. Jordan Strickland finished two kills short of a triple-double. Strickland finished with 42 assists, 16 digs and eight kills. Jodie Klein (Louisville, Ky.) led the Patriot defense with 24 digs. Rebecca Just recorded another double-double with 13 kills and 20 digs.

     The Patriots will return to action tonight when they host the University of the Cumberlands at 7 PM. The Patriots defeated Cumberlands 3-1 on September 3.
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