Score: Evangel 1, Carroll (Mont.) 3
Score: Evangel 1, Morningside (Iowa) 3
Records: Evangel (3-5, 0-1)
Location: Bellevue, Neb.
BELLEVUE, Neb. – The Evangel volleyball team was unable to sustain early leads Friday falling twice on day one of the Bellevue Premier Volleyball Classic. Carroll College tripped up the Crusaders, 3-1, before Evangel dropping a four-set match to Morningside, 3-1.
Against Carroll, the Crusaders took the first set, 25-17, but were unable to hold the momentum falling, 25-19, 25-15, 25-14.
Victoria Fishback added 37 assists and 12 digs, while Jorden Stacey added 25 digs for the Crusaders. Offensively, Evangel hit .158 as a team while Carroll posted a .238 team hitting percentage and 20 blocks.
In Friday's matinee, The Crusaders hung with Morningside falling in the first set, 25-19, but rallying for a 25-22 win in the second. The Mustangs managed to stay one step ahead taking a 25-15 and 25-20 win to finish the match.
Evangel closes action at the Bellevue Premier Classic on Saturday against Doane at 9 a.m. The Crusaders close tournament play at 1 p.m. against Warner.
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