Miners Comeback Falls Short in Five Set Loss
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Missouri S&T Miners dropped the first two sets then rallied to win the next two but couldn't complete the comeback as it fell in five sets at 10th ranked Indianapolis 3-2 on Sunday.
The Miners led for a majority of set four and was able to withstand a couple of runs by the Greyhounds. UIndy cut a five point deficit to three late, but S&T was able to close out with kills from Meyer and Haslag to win 25-19 and set up the fifth and deciding set.
The finale was tied at 2-2 when the 'Hounds took control scoring seven of the next 10 points to move in front 9-5.
The Miners had 63 kills in the match and hit .153 percent. Meyer and Haslag paced the attack with 16 kills apiece. Alison Mueller (Bartelso, Ill./Mater Dei ) chipped in with 13 more. Jennifer Costello (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway South ) had a double-double with 56 assists and 17 digs. Jocelyn DeMotte (Topeka, Kan./Hayden) recorded a career-high 36 digs in the match and became just the third player in school history to top 1,000 digs. Kelly Kosmopolis (O'Fallon, Ill./O'Fallon Township) finished with seven total blocks while Haslag had six.
The Greyhounds finished the contest with 75 kills and hit .194 percent.
S&T is back at home on Friday night when it hosts Maryville University beginning at 7 p.m., at the Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.