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Southern Illinois Tops Volleyball, 3-1

first_img ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University Volleyball team fell to Southern Illinois, 3-1, Saturday night at the Knapp Center to wrap up the Bulldogs’ two-match homestand.SIU finished off the Bulldogs by winning the final two sets to take the match by set scores of 25-19, 19-25, 26-24, 25-19.Drake (9-17, 3-10) was paced again by Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa), who had 27 kills, one off a career high. The junior hit .338 to record her sixth 20-kill game of the season and fourth in the last five matches. Plock also added 12 digs and a team-high four blocks.Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) hit .308 and tallied nine kills, three aces and two blocks for the Bulldogs. Riley Dolphin (Des Moines, Iowa) added eight kills and three blocks. Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) also tallied another double-double for the Bulldogs with 27 assists and 17 digs while Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) added 23 digs.Hannah Becker’s 18 points led SIU (13-14, 5-8 MVC) and Laura Rojas posted 32 digs.Gergen helped serve the Bulldogs to the win in the second set as she keyed a 7-0 run that featured two of her aces and a pair of kills from Plock to help the Bulldogs take the second set, 25-19, and tie the match at 1-1.However, in sets three and four, the Salukis ran out to early leads that the Bulldogs were unable to erase in dropping the match. The Bulldogs head to Illinois next for a set of matches against Bradley and Illinois State next Friday and Saturday nights. Next Game: at Bradley 11/8/2019 – 6 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Story Linkscenter_img Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more