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Volleyball Recap

Point Park's win streak ends with 3-1 loss at Shawnee State to open road trip

Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:40 p.m. ET

Nikki Inquartano had a team-high 13 kills in the loss at Shawnee State. Photo by Evan Skowvron.


By Zachary Weiss, Point Park Athletic Communications Student Assistant

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- The Point Park University volleyball team saw its seven-match winning streak come to an end Friday with a 3-1 loss at Shawnee State.

Point Park (18-11, 8-2 KIAC) had a 17-12 lead in the first set against Shawnee State  but dropped nine of the next 13 points as Shawnee State (14-11, 6-6 MSC) tied things up at 21-21. The Pioneers then retook the lead, 24-22, only to drop the last four points and lose the first set, 26-24.

Point Park tied things up in the second set winning 25-19 however lost the third set 25-23. The Pioneers dropped the fourth set 25-16 to lose the match. Shawnee State held advantages in kills [59-50] and assists [52-48].

Middle hitter Nikki Inquartano led the team with 13 kills while outside hitter Roxanne Grundmeier added 10 and 15 digs. Setter Cara Bradley had 41 assists.  Libero Olivia Fisher had a team high 17 digs and Cristiane Chaves chipped in with eight kills and 10 of the 15 Pioneers' blocks.

Point Park continues its road trip with a double header Saturday with an 11 a.m. match at KIAC foe Indiana University Southeast and a 1 p.m. faceoff versus Campbellsville University.

Live Video will be available for the match versus IU Southeast via the KIAC Digital Network and the IU Southeast broadcast site on iHigh.com WATCH LIVE

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