Score: Evangel 2, Graceland 3
Records: Evangel (5-14, 1-5 Heart); Graceland (8-8, 2-4 Heart)
Location: Lamoni, Iowa | Closson Center
LAMONI, Iowa – The Evangel volleyball team dropped a tough five-set match at Graceland Friday night, 3-2, in Heart of America Athletic Conference volleyball action.
After Graceland took the first set 25-20, Evangel built a 2-0 lead with a 25-17, 25-20 victory in the next two sets. However, the Yellowjackets rallied on their home court for a 25-18, and exciting 15-12 win to close out the match.
The Crusaders finished with a .118 team hitting percentage, as Graceland was able to edge Evangel with a .135 percentage. Defensively, Evangel was solid finishing with 12 blocks including five from Heather Gahm and eight from Hayley Leeper.
Megan Kneib posted a game-high 21 kills in the win for Graceland.
Evangel quickly returns to the court Saturday morning at Peru State. Action starts at 10 a.m.
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