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PSU Volleyball Makes it Interesting VS. #13 UCO

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RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Despite a 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-21) loss to No. 13 Central Oklahoma, the Pitt State Volleyball team kept the scores close, including nine ties in the final set.

Central Oklahoma took the first set easily, as they hit .462, putting down 13 kills with only one error. Pitt State hit .182 with 11 kills and five errors. The Gorillas forced four Broncho errors in the second set, while the Gorillas put down 2.5 team blocks, helping lead the way to a closer score. 

The third set was closer yet, as the Gorillas force nine ties, including as late as 21-21. Pitt State went point for with the Bronchos from 17 on and never trailed by more than three points until Central Oklahoma scored the last four points of the match. The Gorillas had a very clean set, putting down 14 kills with only three errors in the final set. Pitt State also added three more blocks in the set. 

Lana DaSilva led Pitt State with 11 kills, five of the coming in the third set. Maggie Highberger added eight kills, while Noelle Dooley had six and Taylor, Unke, five. Erin Woolford lled teh team with three block assists. Lauren Regier and DaSilva each had two. Ashlen Schwartz recorded 20 digs to lead the Gorillas. 

Central Oklahoma's Barbara Jackson led all players with 14 kills. The Bronchos libero Whitney Gifford led with 21 digs.

Pitt State will be on the road again this weekend. The team will face Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Mo. on Friday at 7 p.m. and Missouri Southern in Joplin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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