The Washburn volleyball team traveled to Maryville to close out its non-conference schedule undefeated.
The Ichabods started off trailing the Saints 7-6 in the first set before they regained the lead with a score of 13-8. The Ichabods kept the lead with a score of 19-15 until the Saints came back to tie the score at 21-21. As the Ichabods moved up within reach of winning the set with a score of 23-21, the Saints came back to win the set with a score of 26-24.
The Ichabods fell behind in the second set with a score of 5-1, but then regained the lead with a score of 12-7. Maintaining their lead, Washburn led with a score of 18-15. The Ichabods won the set with a final score of 25-16.
Never trailing in the third set, the Ichabods took the lead with a score of 11-4 early on. A kill from Carley Swan put the Ichabods on top with a score of 20-10. The Ichabods finished off the third set with a score of 25-14.
In the fourth set, the Ichabods trailed by eight, putting the score at 22-14. The Saints led throughout the set and eventually won, tying the match at two games a piece with a 25-20 win.
In the fifth and final set, the Ichabods built up a lead with a score of 4-3. Washburn coach Chris Herron was forced to call a timeout when the Ichabods fell behind with a score of 6-4. Washburn responded by taking the lead with a score of 8-7. Finishing out the match, Washburn took the win for the night with a final score of 15-9.
Washburn also played Northwest Missouri State in the tournament in Maryville this past weekend.
In the first set, the Ichabods took the lead with a score of 10-7, but soon after NWMSU pulled within one point, putting the score at 11-10. The Ichabods answered with six unanswered points putting the score at 17-10. The Ichabods went up 21-15 and finished off the set with a kill from Leanna Willer, resulting in an Ichabod win of 25-17.
The Ichabods fell behind in the second set, but then came back to tie the score at 10-10. NWMSU went on a 5-1 run forcing an Ichabod timeout. Straight out of the timeout, Willer had a kill to end the NWMSU run putting the score at 17-16.
NWMSU went on a 5-0 run putting the score at 23-17. The Ichabods tried to come back but couldn’t quite finish it off, giving NWMSU the win with a score of 25-21.
In the third set, tied at 13-13, the Ichabods went on an 8-0 run that put the Ichabods on top with a score of 21-13. The Ichabods kept the lead, ending the third set with a score of 25-19.
The Ichabods found themselves battling NWMSU throughout the whole set. Tied at 11-11, the Ichabods went on a run and took the lead with a score of 16-13. NWMSU rallied back to tie it at 17-17.
Two kills from Korie Thompson put the Ichabods ahead by three with a score of 20-17. From there, NWMSU tried to battle back for the win, but was unsuccessful, handing the Ichabods the final win of the night with a score of 25-23.
“Well the end of conference is coming up and all the games left are very important! The game against Western was a very important game because Western was one of the top teams in conference that we had to eat in order to move up,” said Thompson on behalf of the weekends games. “So we came prepared and were locked in the whole game and wanted to beat them in three and we did! The next couple of weekends are just as important so we can win conference,” said Thompson.
The Ichabods finished the weekend playing Missouri Western on Saturday.
During the first set of the night, the Bods were ahead 6-4 when they let the Griffons take the lead with a 5-0 run that put the score at 9-7. The points went back and forth until the score reached 12-10. With a block assist from Kelsey Barrick and Sarah Vicory, the Ichabods regained the lead 14-13.
After a Griffon timeout, the Griffons ascended back to take a lead of 18-17, but soon the Ichabods built back up to take the lead, 21-18. The Ichabods closed the set on a high note with a score of 25-19.
The Ichabods opened the second set of the night with a 9-3 lead. The Griffons finally called a timeout, which led them to 11-10 lead. Tying it at 12-12, the Ichabods called a timeout to regroup and figure a new game plan.
The Griffons pulled away to put the score at 18-16. The Ichabods went on a run to take the win of the second set with a block assist from Swan and Taylor Selk with a score of 25-20.
The third set hit a tie at 9-9. After an Ichabod timeout, Washburn came back with a score of 14-12, forcing the Griffons to call a timeout. The Ichabods closed the set with a score of 25-20, claiming the match in a sweep.
The Ichabods return to Lee Arena next weekend for the final two home games in the regular season, hosting Lindenwood at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and Central Missouri at 3 p.m. Nov. 7.