|Final - Women's Volleyball||1||2||3||4||5||F|
|Indiana South Bend (10-9)||25||22||25||22||15||3|
|Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|Marygrove||Indv. Leaders||Indiana South Bend|
|#8 Katharina Hall - 17||Kills||#7 Conklin, Sierra - 23|
|#17 Kiara Cobbs - 6||Blocks||2 Players (#7,#10) - 5|
|#2 Kara Kempinski - 31||Digs||#2 Troyer, Melanie - 29|
|#10 Hayley Jury - 2||Saves||3 Players - 1|
|Marygrove||Team Statistics||Indiana South Bend|
|Final - Women's Volleyball||1||2||3||4||F|
|Marygrove (15-12, 0-7 WHAC)||12||17||25||15||1|
|Davenport (22-7, 6-1 WHAC)||25||25||22||25||3|
|Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|#13 Amelia Velez - 12||Kills||3 Players - 13|
|#17 Kiara Cobbs - 3||Blocks||#8 Hannah Stone - 6|
|#2 Kara Kempinski - 21||Digs||#1 Sidney Rodriguez - 13|
|#2 Kara Kempinski - 1||Saves||#11 Lexie Spetoskey - 3|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Mustangs (15-13, 0-8 WHAC) traveled to Grand Rapids for the second time this week and the third time in 10 days for a tri-match at Davenport University Saturday (Oct. 19) that featured a conference match against the host Panthers and a non-conference tilt against Indiana University-South Bend. After dropping the opener to NAIA No. 23 Davenport, the Mustangs nearly came away with a split behind a great 22-dig, 17-kill effort by senior Katharina Hall (Livonia, Mich./Henry Ford CC) in the five-set setback.
No. 23 Davenport 3, Marygrove 1 (12-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25)
The Mustangs fell to 0-8 in the WHAC this season after their bid at a comeback was halted in the fourth set by Davenport – the NAIA's 23rd-ranked team. Amelia Velez (Imlay City, Mich./Prairie View A&M) led the team in the first match of the day with 12 kills. Co-captains Katharina Hall and Alixandria Pappas (St. Clair Shores, Mich./Lakeview) followed closely behind with eight kills each in the conference match.
Nicole Kempinski (Livonia, Mich./Schoolcraft) set up 35 assists and contributed defensively with 14 digs. Sister Kara Kempinski had a team-high in digs with 21, while Hall and freshmen Alyssa Adkins (Melvindale, Mich./Melvindale) and Ashley Murphy (Southfield, Mich./Livonia Clarenceville) chipped in with six digs.
IU-South Bend 3, Marygrove 2 (22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 13-15)
The hard-fought four-set match had to be shook off quickly as fellow NAIA counterpart Indiana University-South Bend loomed for the Mustangs' second of two tests Saturday afternoon. In an extremely tight match, the Titans and Mustangs exchanged sets sending the match to a decisive fifth set. In the fifth, the Titans would edge the Mustangs by two, 15-13, dropping the Mustangs overall record to a mirroring 15-13 on the season.
Katharina Hall put together a fine effort in the second match with an impressive 22-dig, 17-kill stat line. Hall's hitting percentage was .378 in a match where she came close to her personal best of 19 kills set against Rochester College on Sept. 1, 2012. Kiara Cobbs (Detroit, Mich./King) and Amelia Velez slammed down 11 kills each, while setter Nicole Kempinski had 48 assists and sister Kara Kempinski led defensively with 31 digs. Cobbs was solid around the net once again as she blocked one Titan attack solo and assisted on five others. Sarah Suppelsa (Livonia, Mich./Concordia-Ann Arbor) added 10 kills in the narrow defeat.
The Mustangs will return home for a Wednesday (Oct. 23) night WHAC matchup with Concordia-Ann Arbor. The match, taking place at 7:00 p.m. at UD-Jesuit High School, will also be Senior Night 2013 for the women's volleyball program. Details in regards to Senior Night will be released Monday (Oct. 21).
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