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Volleyball Falls to Jennies, 3-1


Press Release PSU:

The sets were close, and Pitt State won one, but No. 4 Central Missouri (17-0, 6-0 MIAA) came out with a 3-1 win (25-14, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17) over the Gorillas (6-9, 3-4 MIAA) on Saturday (October 5) afternoon.

Crystal Whitten led the Gorillas with 12 kills and 12 digs. She also had four block assists on the afternoon. Abbie Smith also recorded double figure kills with 10. Ashlen Schwartz recorded double figure digs with 14. Paula Okrutna contributed six kills with no errors in 12 attempts for a .500 hitting percentage and led the Gorillas with five blocks (one solo, four assisted). Madi Mosier and Haylee Gregory each had four blocks as Pitt State finished the match with 10 team blocks.

Pitt State's best set was the second as the team won 25-22. The Gorillas hit .385 during that set and also put down four of their 10 blocks.

Carly Sjoka and Taylor Goodness each recorded 21 kills for Central Missouri.

Pitt State will continue MIAA play at home on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. against Northwest Missouri. It is the Gorillas' annual Block Breast Cancer Night. The team will be collecting money for each block they make throughout the night. The Pitt State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will also continue to collect kid friendly food items and donations for the Backpack Program at Westside Elementary.

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