Tiger volleyball goes 2-3 in Colorado
Published on -9/9/2012, 7:36 PM
By The Hays Daily News
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- After a 4-0 start to the season last weekend, the Fort Hays State University volleyball team lost three straight Friday at the Crossroads Classic, then won back-to-back Saturday.
FHSU opened the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Texas Woman's University (22-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-23, 12-15) and then dropped 3-0 decisions to Grand Canyon, ranked No. 24 in NCAA Division II, and Colorado Mesa on Friday.
Then on Saturday, the Tigers won 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 26-24, 25-19) against Western State (Colo.) Collge and 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-17) against Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
In the Grand Canyon match, FHSU dropped the three sets 25-19, 25-22 and 25-15. Against Mesa, the Tigers lost 25-20, 25-13 and 25-17.
Versus Texas Woman's, FHSU came back from a two sets to one deficit and trailed 23-21 in the fourth set before it won four points in a row. Sophomore right side hitter Taylor Mares finished with 19 kills and a .395 attack percentage. Senior setter Kayla Zoglman delivered 50 assists. Viktorija Jablonska had a big match for TWU with 22 kills and a .457 attack percentage.
Stats remained unavailable for the match as of Friday night, though Grand Canyon improved to 6-0 with the win versus the Tigers. Against the Mavericks, juniors Jenna Ulrich and Madison Schwartz tied for the team-high with seven kills. Zoglman collected 13 assists and junior libero Makenzie Weinman finished with 14 digs.
The Tigers play their home opener Tuesday against new MIAA member University of Nebraska-Kearney. Match time is 7 p.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum.