Volleyball Lions beat PSU, host UCM


Willie Brown

Casey Ball and Rachel Olinyk jump to defend a spike from a Southwest Baptist hitter on Sept. 17.

Sam Pogue

Last weekend, Missouri Southern volleyball took a rough hit to Southwest Baptist.

Falling 3-2, the Lions were set at 0-2 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Atheletics Association.

With only falling 15-13 in the fifth set, Head Coach Trish Knight is optimistic.

“We keep seeing better action, we have cut our ‘no-effort balls’ in half,” Knight said.

Knight had recently mentioned that the amount was too much, and that in theory there should never be any no-effort balls.

With SBU being 2-0 currently in the conference, the Lions kept spirits high.

“I think we really showed how competitive we can be,” senior Elin Skei said.

With the season still young, the ladies keep moving in the right direction.

“We just need to stay consistent through the rest of our season,” Skei said.

Wednesday, the women showed exactly how competitive they can be, downing Pittsburg State with a 3-2 win. Ending set five, 16-14, the ladies kept it interesting.

It was good for a point added to the Sonic Trophy Series.

“This is a game that we want to bring home,” Knight said.

A win is what they brought home indeed.

The women will be back in action tonight against sixth-ranked Central Missouri.

The game is set to start at 6 p.m. in Young Gymnasium.



Pittsburg State Invite

9 p.m. today: Central Missouri

Sept. 30: St. Mary’s (Tex.), Newman University

Oct. 1: West Tex. A&M