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IUS volleyball falls to Cincinnati Christian

Ashely Smith, staff reporter

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The IUS women’s volleyball team went up against Cincinnati Christian University on Oct. 29. They were defeated 4 sets to 1, bringing their new record to 22-12.
The first set the Grenadiers started off solid and ended with a four-point lead of 25-21.
Until CCU caught up with the Grenadiers in the last three sets making the score of the game close; the second set ending at 22-25, and the third set ending in 23-25 and with the last set ending in 22-25.
IU Southeast was led by outside hitter, Hannah Joly with 15 kills, right side hitter, Monica Loftus with 17 kills and middle blocker Mary Dye with 11 kills and defensive player, Natalie Keene chipping in with 30 digs.
Freshman setter, Haley Barker stepped in for big sister Hannah Barker, who sat out with an injured ACL. She would finish the game with 53 assist.
The mutual feeling of frustration from the team after the game was well recognized says Katie Fischer.
“I think we were all kind of frustrated,” said Fischer. “I don’t think any of us came out to win today and we couldn’t find the switch to turn it on.”
Head coach Eric Brian had a lot to say about the game and how the team played against CCU and his plans are for next practice.
“I don’t think it got frustrating with the score being close,” said Brian. “In all honesty the way we played them I’m surprised the score was close at all.”
Although the team didn’t win, coach Brian says he is still thankful to have a team like this that he can coach.
“I think I’ve been fortunate enough to have a team that is competitive, that trust each other, they all get a long,” said Brian. “I think they’re as disappointed as I am. I don’t have to get on them sometimes.”
Coach Brian said he has no real plans for the next practice because of how the game went against CCU.
“What we practice on and what things we try to work on and fix is almost irrelevant if we lack the intentional effort we lacked today,” said Brian. “Doesn’t matter how good we are, doesn’t matter how good we could be if they don’t come out with a collective intentional effort to win. I know we’re good enough to beat those teams.”
The team’s next matchup is against Brescia University at IU southeast Nov. 1st at 7pm.

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