In spite of double doubles from sophomore right side and setter Katie Deutschmann and junior hitter Paige Vanderpool, the Emporia State volleyball team fell short in the Turnpike Tussle against Washburn last Tuesday.
The Lady Blues led for the majority of the first two sets, coming out on top 25-18 and 25-22, even though the Hornets had a 11-2 run in the second set.
The Hornets picked up their game in the third set, making it a close contest with 14 ties and nine lead changes. A kill by Vanderpool kept the Hornets alive, winning 25-23 and sending the game into a fourth set.
Emporia fell in the fourth set 25-20, dropping them 16-8, 6-5 in the MIAA.
On Oct. 30, fourth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney will visit White Auditorium for Dig Pink night.