Women’s volleyball loses second home game to Emporia State


Alexa Pressley serves against the Hornets from Emporia State on Saturday afternoon. Pressley is an outside hitter from Texas.
Photo by Mina San Nicolas


The Lindenwood women’s volleyball team gave Emporia State University a good fight Saturday afternoon at Hyland Arena.

The encounter against the Hornets was a long one when the Lions took the game to five sets. The Lions won the first set with 25-19, while the Hornets took the win in the second set with 16-25.

No. 5 Haley Sigel celebrates winning the third set against Emporia State with teammates Kat Finnerty, Kelly Wilson, Emma Lattimore and Jenna Garret on Saturday evening.
Photo by Mina San Nicolás

During the third set, the Lions and the Hornets found themselves with an even score 23-23. Two kills and a block gave the Lions the win 26-24. The fourth set was different and the Lions were unable to catch up to the Hornets, finishing with a score of 13-25.

Going into the final set, the Lions and the Hornets went back and forth until the Hornets powered up to score twice in a row and beat the Lions 13-15.

Outside hitter Bailey Dvorak said everyone on the team is reflecting on themselves and “thinking of things that they can do individually to help the team as a whole.”

Regardless of their loss, the Lions set several school records. According to Lindenwood Athletics, the team recorded a total of 18 blocks and 32 team assists. Alexa Pressley and Sadie Kosciuk led the attack with 12 kills each.

The Lions have now found themselves in a six-game losing streak and 0-5 for MIAA conference.

The Lions are back on the road next weekend with two matches against Southwest Baptist University on Friday and Missouri Southern State University on Saturday.