KEARNEY, Neb. – Fort Hays State volleyball moved to 6-10 on the season and 3-5 in conference play following their 3-0 loss at Nebraska-Kearney on Tuesday night.
To open the night, the Tigers and Lopers were going kill-for-kill. At an even set score, 9-9, Nebraska-Kearney began to break away after a few Tigers attack errors. Kills from Delaney Humm and Morgan West created a late push in the first frame by Fort Hays State, but that was ultimately shut down by Sami Mauch who concluded the set, 25-18.
Coming out of the switch, Nebraska-Kearney held all momentum. Beginning the second frame, the Lopers jumped out on a 6-0 run, before a Tigers timeout was called by head coach Jessica Wood-Atkins.
Fort Hays State attempted to produce a run late in the second set, which was ended by a kill from Nebraska-Kearney’s Julianne Jackson. The Tigers were able to snag a couple more points, before an attack error from Isabelle Reynolds finalized the set, 25-14.
Opening the third set, the Tigers and Lopers went back and forth. A kill from the Lopers sparked an 8-0 swing, who finished out the set, 25-11.
Reynolds, Humm, and West led the Tigers with seven kills each while Katie Darnell added 22 assists to her totals.
The Tigers will look to rebound against Missouri Western on Saturday. The Griffons currently hold a record of 9-5 and are 3-3 in MIAA matches.