Coe takes five-setter over Loras
Thu, Oct. 20, 2011 - [Women's Volleyball]

By Jack Metz for the Sports Information Office

 

Coe 3, Loras 2

 

The Duhawks could not pull out a victory for their senior's final home game, celebrating Senior Night against conference foe Coe College. The match lasted into the fifth set, but the Duhawks did not have quite enough to hand Coe its first conference loss. 

 

After recognizing its seniors Loras came out firing winning the first set 25-22, but dropped the second set late to lose 26-24. The Kohawks would return to their usual form as they took the third set 25-14.

 

With the lead 2-1 in favor of Coe, Loras needed to play a flawless fourth set and the team did just that committing no errors on attack as they won 25-17.

 

For the final set, Loras put out the same six starters it went with the whole match, but Coe got out to an 8-5 lead and did not look back from there, winning 15-11.

 

The loss now puts the Duhawks at 4-3 in the conference, with a 9-18 record overall. For the Kohawks they captured a share of their first Iowa Conference title with a 7-0 record in the conference, with a 27-2 overall mark.

 

The seniors on the court, Kaity Frost and Julie Rogers, put up the typical numbers many have been able to see for years, as they played their final regular season game in the AWC. Frost had 11 kills, 13 digs, and three assists to go along with 10 blocking assists at the net. Rogers had 29 assists from her setter position, and was accurate with her kills collecting 5, with a .455 attack percentage.

 

Juniors Kenzie Goedken and Regan Riley had 13 and 12 kills apiece, to go along with 16 and 13 digs, respectively.

 

With its last home game of the season in the books, Loras will travel to the UW-LaCrosse Tournament Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct.22, before its final game of the season Oct. 26 at Iowa Conference rival Cornell College.

 

Before the match, Loras honored Frost, Rogers, Kelsey Smith and Jamie Covell. Each Duhawk has had their own unique role on the team, from manager to All-Conference player over the past four seasons. The senior class logged over 500 kills, 1,200 digs, and 3,300 assists.