Sylvania, OH - The IU South Bend (3-3) volleyball team could not get a win on the road against 22 ranked Lourdes University (4-1). They lost in straight sets 17-25, 14-25, 19-25.
Sarah Allison (JR/Mishawaka, Indiana) didn't wait long to record the first kill of the match, giving IU South Bend an early 1-0 lead in the first set. However, the Titans could not capitalize on their early momentum and would go on to lose the set 17-25.
After dropping the second set 14-25 the Titans responded in the third. Halfway through the third set the Titans tied the score at 14-14. Lourdes answered with a 9-2 run to take a 23-16 lead. But IU South Bend wasn't done fighting, and would go on a 3-0 run of their own thanks to a block made by Morgan Powell (FR/New Prarie, Indiana), and Morgan Fleming (JR/South Bend, Indiana), a kill by Ashley McClintock (SR/Westville, Indiana), and a block by Sarah Allison and Ashli Drewes (JR/New Buffalo, Michigan). Lourdes quickly responded to the Titans' run and went on to win the set 25-19.
Sarah Allison had a good night recording a team high 8 kills and 15 assists. She also tied with Ashley McClintock for a team high 3 blocks and contributed 9 digs to add to her impressive stat line. Janelle Rehlander (SR/LaPorte, Indiana) led the Titans with 13 digs.
IU South Bend will return to the court Sept. 5 to play Olivet Nazarene.