RICHMOND, IN - The Lady Trailblazers volleyball squad headed off to Indiana University East on Saturday to participate in their first River States Conference Quad Match of the 2017 season. OCU entered the day slated to face two of the tougher opponents within the conference in Indiana University Kokomo and Cincinnati Christian University.
In the first match of the day, the Cougars of IU Kokomo would lead the way for the entire match, as the Lady Trailblazers would struggle to find their offensive rhythm. IU Kokomo would go on to win the match in three sets, using quality performances from every aspect to top the Lady Trailblazers. OCU would be led by Senior Megan Morrison, who would finish the day's first match with seven kills, seven digs, and a solo block.
Following the loss, the Lady Trailblazers would turn right around to face the Eagles from Cincinnati Christian University. In the day's second match, OCU would put on a much better performance in every aspect. Both teams would play close throughout, however, the Eagles would find a way to come out on top in each of the first three sets, leading to the 3-0 victory. Despite the loss, the Lady Trailblazers had many quality efforts to be proud of overall. Lexi Jacobs would lead the way for OCU with 11 kills and three digs, while Karee Neff would total 19 digs as well as one serving ace.
"We faced two tough opponents in IU Kokomo and Cincinnati Christian," said Head Coach Danielle Heffernan. "During the first match, I thought we passed well and played some great defense against a tough serving and offensive team. In the second matchup, we came out strong, but just could not put everything together to come out on top. We still have a lot of volleyball to play this season as we continue to pursue excellence." Next up, the Lady Trailblazers will host Point Park University on Tuesday evening at 7 PM.
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