The Emporia State volleyball team traveled to Kirksville, Mo. over the weekend to take on #13 Truman in the MIAA tournament.
Truman was a fourth seed, while ESU was a fifth seed in the tournament. The Hornets defeated Truman in four sets 25-20, 17-25, 30-28, 25-19. Setter Katie Deutschmann earned her second triple-double of the season with 24 assists, 11 kills and 10 digs in the game.
Hitter Paige Vanderpool, who had 13 kills, led the offense and had a season-high of 23 digs. Outside and middle hitter Carly Spicer led the Hornets in blocks with nine, two of which were solo, and she also had nine kills.
The Hornets’ defense was strong, with Deutschmann, Vanderpool, hitter Emily Barto, setter Sydney Hartman and libero Meg Schwartz all recording double digit digs in the game.
“We played as a team,” Hartman, freshman athletic training major, said. “We fixed what we needed to fix and it was nice to get redemption after losing to them on Friday.”
The Hornets take on #2 and the top seed Nebraska-Kearney on Friday in Kearney. The winner of that game will play the winner of the second seeded Washburn and the third seeded Central Missouri game in the final, which will be held on Saturday.