first_imgPrint Friendly Version TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Facing a 2-0 deficit, the Drake University volleyball team fought back to take a set before falling at Indiana State Saturday afternoon, 3-1.The Sycamores earned a season series split with the Bulldogs by set scores of 27-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15.Drake (8-15, 2-8 MVC) was led again by the emergent Emily Plock, who had 21 kills and nine digs to record her second-straight game with 20 or more kills and third in her last four outings. Riley Dolphin, who is making her way back from injury, added seven kills on 12 attempts and added two blocks. Paige Aspinwall notched another double-double with 23 assists and 13 digs.Aspinwall’s 13 digs give her 906 in her career to rank 10th in career digs at Drake and she is now the only Bulldog to rank in the top 10 in both assists and digs. She is fourth in Drake history in assists.Indiana State (5-15, 3-7 MVC) was led by 19 kills from Nikkie White as the Sycamores hit .220 in the win and recorded five aces. The first set featured big rallies from each team, including an 8-0 run from the Bulldogs to take a 19-16 lead before ISU rallied back and tied the set with three-straight points to win the set, 27-25. The second set was close early before a 6-0 Sycamore spell helped the home team take a 2-0 lead in the match.Facing defeat, Drake stormed back with an 8-0 run in the third set as Indiana State was unable to break Aspinwall’s serve. Her time on the service line during that run included a pair of aces as well. The run gave the Bulldogs enough cushion to cruise to the 25-19 win in the set. Unfortunately for Drake, that momentum shifted back to the Sycamores when they opened the fourth set with a 10-2 lead. Drake was not able to cut into that lead as ISU took the set 25-15 to earn the four-set win over the Bulldogs.Drake’s weekend on the road continues in Indiana Monday evening when the face Valparaiso at 6 p.m. in the first meeting between the two teams this season. Box Score (PDF) at Valparaiso 10/28/2019 – 6 p.m. Live Stats Previewcenter_img Story Links Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Watch Livelast_img

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