Volleyball Falls At MVC Champion Missouri State, 3-0

first_img Box Score (HTML) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University volleyball team put up a strong fight but could not slow down Missouri State in a 3-0 loss Sunday afternoon. With the win, the MSU clinched the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and currently owns a 16-0 league record. Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Watch Live Junior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) paced the Bulldogs with 14 kills on 39 attempts, nine digs and four blocks. Senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded another double-double with 10 kills and 21 digs while Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) had five kills and five blocks. The Valley on ESPN3 Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Full Schedule Roster Missouri State was led by 20 kills from All-American Lily Johnson as the Bears hit .289 in the win. After a close first set in which MSU never trailed but never led by more than six points, the Bulldogs put a charge into the Bears with a second set that featured five lead changes and 11 ties. However, Drake never led by more than two points before MSU pulled away for the 25-23 win. MSU maintained a lead for nearly all of the third set to hold off the Bulldogs for a 25-21 to remain undefeated in the MVC and win its 32nd straight MVC match dating back to last season. University of Northern Iowa 11/18/2017 – 5 p.m. Story Links The Bulldogs return home to host their final regular-season match of the season Saturday, Nov. 18, when they welcome in-state foe UNI to the Knapp Center. First serve is set for 5 p.m. on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Drake dropped the contest by set scores a 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 to fall to 23-8 overall and 12-5 in the MVC.last_img read more