Emporia State got the best of the Fort Hays State volleyball team Friday night in Emporia.
The Hornets beat the Tigers 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22, but the Tigers didnít help their cause with 23 attacking errors across the three sets.
A strong start allowed the Tigers to lead at 11-6 in the first set, but it quickly unraveled, as ESU forced a tie at 13. The Hornets finished the match on a 12-5 run. FHSU had nine kills against 11 errors in the first set for a negative hitting percentage.
A Tiger win looked even more probably in the second set, as Kurt Kohler squad led 19-16 at one point. Attacking and handling errors eventually became too much to overcome, however.
FHSU only committed four errors in the final set, but ESU responded with its best set of the night, recording 17 kills.
Mallory Flagor recorded a 10-kill, 10-dig double-double for the Tigers, while setter Hannah Wagy tallied 27 assists.
Shayla Cotman put down nine kills for ESU.
The Tigers appeared to be an entirely different team on Saturday night, sweeping No. 7 Washburn.
It wasnít a typical sweep, as the Tigers needed more than 25 points to win each set. FHSU opened with a 27-25 win in the first set and took the second 28-26.
Kohlerís team took the final set 27-25, earning the programs first win over Washburn in its last 19 tries.