The Indiana University Kokomo volleyball team held their own against NCAA Division II's Purdue University Northwest, battling to a full five set game, topping the Pride in the second and third sets before dropping the fifth set.
Location: Hammond, Ind.
Opponents: Purdue University Northwest
Scores: 24-26, 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 9-15
Record: 6-8, 0-0
As a Team:
· With .198-.174, IU Kokomo led in attack percentage against Purdue Northwest.
· The Cougars broke even with the Pride in total blocks with each team tallying 10.
· Five Cougars scored service aces.
· Sandmann was also a leader on defense with a pair of solo blocks and three block assists. Earning four block assists, Baker also added to defensive efforts with four block assists
· Sophomore Mallorie Havens added nine kills and led the team hitting .381 for the match.
Thoughts from Head Coach Heather Hayes:
"Pre-season is over. It has been a tough road but we feel prepared for conference. New season begins next week."
The Cougars will return home when they host Carlow University on September 15 at 7:00 pm in their River States Conference opener.