On Friday, the Emporia State volleyball team took on the number one team in the MIAA, the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Hornets lost 2-3, with scores of 27-29, 25-12, 23-25, 26-24 and 15-4. The Hornets had a strong showing against the unbeaten UNK Lopers but came up short.
Senior defensive specialist Meg Schwartz led the ESU defense with 29 digs, while the offense was led by junior right side hitter Paige Vanderpool, who had 18 kills and 17 digs, earning her a double-double for the game.
On Saturday, the Hornets traveled to Hays to take on Fort Hays State University.
The Hornets fell 3-1 to FHSU. Schwartz, who had 20 digs, again led the defense. Vanderpool led the offense with 12 kills.
The Hornets are set to play in the Lady Blues Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday in Topeka, where they play two games on Friday and two games on Saturday.