Tigers fall twice at Fontbonne
CLAYTON, Mo. — The Tigers had a strong weekend on the volleyball court, picking up two wins on Saturday, but their momentum from the victories did not carry them into Monday night, and the Tigers lost two matches at Fontbonne College.
IWC fell to its host in a hard-fought conference match, losing in five sets. The Tigers dropped the first set to Fontbonne by a score of 25-16 but came back to win the second, 25-23. They took a 2-1 lead with a 25-18 win in the third set, but dropped the fourth by a score of 25-16. Fontbonne came out ahead in a close tiebreaker, 16-14.
The Tigers also dropped their non-conference match to Mid-Continent University, falling in four sets (16-25, 25-20, 23-25 and 23-25).
Dakota Flesner led the team in kills in both sets, with 17 against Fontbonne and 15 against Mid-Continent. Lindsey Johnson had 74 assists in the matches, while Logan Chiri had a team-high 35 digs on the night.
The Tigers move to 6-14 overall after the losses and are now 4-3 in the SLIAC.
On Saturday, the Tigers won both of their matches easily, defeating Blackburn in four sets (25-16, 21-25, 25-14 and 25-13).
The Tigers then swept Robert Morris University-Springfield in three sets: 25-14, 25-23 and 25-21.
Marissa Bozik and Flesner led the Tigers’ attack, each recording 21 kills on the weekend. Bozik also had 10 digs. Flesner had 12 digs and four aces as well.
Megan Case had 25 assists and 16 digs to help the Tigers pick up both wins.
The Tigers continue a big week with Wednesday night’s home match against Westminster College.
On Friday, the Tigers travel to MacMurray College where they will play Spalding University. They'll finish the week off on Saturday with matches against Principia College and Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo.