Gruenschlaeger

Annie Gruenschlaeger goes up for a kill during Friday night's matchup with Southeast Missouri.

Freshman Ellie Roberson and junior Kaitlin Craven both posted match highs of 18 kills, but host Southeast Missouri rallied to defeat the Morehead State volleyball Eagles 3-2 at Houck Fieldhouse Friday night. The Eagles led 2-1 but could not close the match out as they fell to 18-9 overall and 10-5 in the OVC.

SEMO took the first set 25-18, but MSU claimed the next two, 25-21 and 25-18, to take the 2-1 lead. The Eagles, though, committed 16 attack errors in the final two sets and lost 25-18 and 15-11.

The Eagles also got 11 kills from redshirt sophomore Emma Keough. MSU landed nine aces but also committed 10 service errors, while the Redhawks hit .286 during the five-set match.

MSU junior setter Kirstie Brangers recorded a season high 58 assists and posted 13 digs for her 12th double-double this season, while senior libero Kristina Schoo picked up a match best 19 digs. As a team, however, MSU was out-dug 64-58. Keough tallied five blocks.

SEMO was led by a 16-kill night from Emily Hughes who also hit a match high .394. Karleigh Delong flirted with a triple-double. She had nine kills, 14 digs and six blocks.

The Redhawks never had more than five attack errors in each set, while MSU had double digit errors in sets one and four.

Morehead State's match at Eastern Illinois Saturday was cancelled and a make-up date has not been set yet. The next match for MSU will now be on Friday, Nov. 13 against Tennessee Tech at home at 7 p.m.

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