INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy volleyball team (11-6, 4-2 GLVC) extended their winning streak to four on Friday night, dropping the visiting William Jewell Cardinals (8-12, 1-6 GLVC) in four sets by Dr. Sue Willey Court inside the Ruth Lilly Fitness Centre.

Elizabeth Eads highlighted Greyhound’s offense, finishing with a season-high 15 eliminations on .478 hitting from the middle. Defensively, libero My Kenna Barnhart recorded a season-high 27 digs, while Hannah Sabotin totaled nine blocks.

HOW DID IT HAPPEN

UIndy held Jewell’s offense to a paltry -0.0134 percentage in the first two sets, but only managed to snag the opener to head into the tied third frame at one apiece.

The offense came to life afterwards, hitting .387 in Game 3, which included 16 kills as a unit. Grace Hegwood tallied five of his 12 frame starts, while Eads knocked down four.

The final set played out similarly, with four Greyhounds registering four kills in the fourth. Kayla Guthrie was in action, as was Sabotin, who finished with nine on the night. UIndy salvaged 20 from Jewell’s attack in the fourth frame, with Barnhart (8) and Lauren Peel (6) combine for 14.

INSIDE THE BOX

– Eads’ 15 eliminations mark the third time this season the senior has finished in double figures, and the first since September 2 against Bentley.
– Friday was the fourth contest this fall in which Barnhart topped 20 scoops. UIndy is 4-0 in those games.
– Peal nailed six digs in the final frame, finishing with a season-high 12 in the win. The second also added an assist against the Cardinals, moving to a motivated Claire Morris on a passer dump in the opening set.
– Sabotin also finished with a season-high nine blocks, including a pair of solo saves. The junior midfielder registered nine kills, including six in the last two sets.

MORE NOTES

The Hounds are now 11-0 all-time against William Jewell … taking part in the best performances of the season was Lauren Cullisonwho picked up 11 eliminations in the win.

NEXT

UIndy hosts Rockhurst Saturday at 3 p.m. from Ruth Lilly. The Hawks have won each of the last five fights against the Greyhounds, including one in Circle City.

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