Women’s volleyball loses in four sets to Central Missouri

Lindenwood volleyball player Emily Wylie (#25) signals to her teammates during Tuesday's loss to #18 Central Missouri. Photo: Don Adams Jr.

NICK FEAKES | Reporter

The Lindenwood Lions women’s volleyball team (8-8) lost to No. 18 Central Missouri (12-3) in four sets (17-25 25-19 21-25 21-25).

The loss was the Lions’ sixth in a row. Senior Emily Wylie and freshman Sadie Kosciuk led the Lions on offense with 14 and 12 kills, respectively. The duo was also a force on defense, tallying all seven of the Lions’ blocks.

The loss was Kosciuk’s third game starting at middle hitter in place of the injured Alex Bogusz. Bogusz has a small fracture in her foot and a sprained ankle.

“A girl came under the net at practice last Thursday and I stepped on her,” Bogusz said. “I sprained my ankle pretty bad and fractured a bone in my foot.”

Bogusz from could return from the injury in two to three weeks. The Illinois native is one of the Lions’ most efficient attacking options. She has hit .281 and recorded 101 kills, which ranks her second and fourth on the team in those categories respectively.

The Lions as a team hit .136, which is well below their season average of .215. However, the second set of the game was a bright spot for the Lions as they hit .243.

The Lions look to get their first win of the MIAA season as they face Emporia State University (9-6) on Friday, Sept. 29, in Emporia, Kansas.

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