No. 21 Missouri Valley Too Much for Evangel Volleyball in 3-1 Loss

No. 21 Missouri Valley Too Much for Evangel Volleyball in 3-1 Loss

The Basics
Score: Evangel 1, Missouri Valley 3
Records: Evangel (6-15, 2-6 Heart); Missouri Valley (19-2, 7-0 Heart)
Location: Marshall, Mo. | Redford Gymnasium

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Evangel volleyball team was unable to pull off the upset of 21st-ranked Missouri Valley Tuesday night in conference action.

The Crusaders battled with the Vikings in the first two sets falling 26-24 before taking the second set, 25-18. However, Missouri Valley rallied back to control the final two sets 25-16 and 25-14 to stay perfect in league play at 7-0.

Evangel was led by junior Heather Gahm who had a career night with 17 kills and a .351 hitting percentage. Gahm also added a pair of blocks as the Crusaders finished with eight a team.

Victoria Fishback helped pace the offense with 33 assists and a team-high 16 digs to finish with a double-double.

Missouri Valley was led by Hailey Criswell who added 16 kills and an impressive .565 hitting percentage.

Evangel returns to the Ashcroft Center Thursday to host Culver-Stockton in conference play. First serve against the Wildcats is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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