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Volleyball Battles for Five-Set Win Over Emporia State

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The Pittsburg State Volleyball team (5-8, 2-3 MIAA) showed a lot of fight to win a five-set match over Emporia State (7-5, 1-3 MIAA) on Saturday (September 28) in John Lance Arena. Match scores were 22-25, 25-23, 29-27, 22-25 and 15-9.

Statistically the teams were very close. Emporia State just barely outhit Pitt State .163 to .158. The Hornets had 72 kills to 60 for the Gorillas, but the Gorillas committed fewer errors, 28 to 35. Pitt State served up six aces to just four for ESU. The Gorillas also had more digs 105 to 101. Emporia State won the blocks battle 13.0 to 7.0.

Each team had four players with double figures in kills. Crystal Whitten led Pitt State with 18 kills. Madi Mosier and Abbie Smith each added 11 kills, while Paula Okrutna recorded 10. Jordan Rehm led the Gorillas with a season-high 28 digs. Ashlen Schwartz added 19, Kirsten Erikson, 15, and Crystal Whitten, 11. Okrutna led the team with three solo blocks.

Emporia State's Carly Spicer led all players with 20 kills. Kelly Holden led all players with 24 digs. Josie Williams recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 13 digs and Brianna Kaiser added 11 kills and 22 digs. Courtney Haring, Spicer, and Meghan Dugan each had six blocks for the Hornets.

The first four sets were very close. Emporia State won the first 25-22. Pitt State fought back to win set two 25-23. There were 15 ties and six lead changes in the set.

Set three was a battle. Emporia State led early in the match until the Gorillas went on a six-point run behind Kirsten Erikson's serve and were able to take a 17-16 lead. The Hornets tied the match at 17-all, but the Gorillas took the lead back and held on to the lead until Emporia State tied the match again at 23-23. From then on, the two team's were tied at every point until back-to-back kills by Crystal Whitten sealed the win for Pitt State.

Emporia State came back to win the fourth set 25-22. Pitt State charged ahead to a 9-1 lead in the fifth set. Though the Hornets were able to get close, Pitt State showed fight to hang on for the win.

Pitt State will travel to Southwest Baptist on Tuesday, October 1 for a 7 p.m. match against the Bearcats.

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