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Volleyball Falls at IPFW, 3-2

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 10/08/2010
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FT. WAYNE, Ind.-IPFW's Maya Schlindwein had 21 kills to help the Mastodons rally for a 3-2 (14-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-10) victory over Oral Roberts in Summit League volleyball action, Friday at Gates Sports Center.

The Golden Eagles (7-8 overall, 5-3 Summit) started strong, winning the first set 25-14. But IPFW (11-8, 6-2) bounced back to win the second set 25-23.

The see-saw affair continued as ORU took set number three (25-18) before IPFW captured the fourth set by a 25-22 margin. The Mastodons took the pivotal fifth set, 15-10.

Serena Cate led the Golden Eagles offensively with 14 kills, adding 11 digs, six assists and two blocks. Elizabeth McVicker had 13 kills and nine total blocks while Jessica Pancratz added 11 kills.

Freshman Laura Taylor guided ORU's offensive effort with 44 assists, adding 11 digs and seven kills.

The Golden Eagles hit .242 for the match, compared to .163 for the Mastodons. But ORU was done in by its service game, with 11 service errors and seven receiving errors.

ORU next faces Summit League foe Oakland, 6 p.m., Saturday in Rochester, Mich.


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