Volleyball falls to No. 13 Washburn in Topeka

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Fort Hays State saw its recent woes continue on Tuesday evening, dropping a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-18) match to No. 13 Washburn in Topeka, Kan.

The Tigers (13-17, 7-14 MIAA) have now lost four consecutive matches, and will look for a win in the season finale later this week to end the 2014 campaign with a win.  FHSU hit just .129 as a team in Tuesday’s matchup, unable to compete with the Ichabods’ .330 hitting percentage.Close midway through the first (trailing 13-10), FHSU allowed a 6-0 run by WU that put the set out of reach.  The Tigers dropped the game, 25-15.In the second, FHSU again hung tough for the early part – trailing by three (10-7) before another Ichabod run (five unanswered) gave the home team a seven point lead (14-7).   The Tigers never regained their poise, falling two games behind in the match with a 25-14 set defeat.

Out of the break, WU jumped to a 5-1 lead and never looked back, slowly stretching the lead to nine (18-9) before taking the set, 25-18.

Rebekah Spainhour and Sara Hewson led the Tigers’ offense, totaling seven kills each.  At the net, Callie Christensen‘s three blocks was a team-high, while Taylor Mares had two blocks to go with five kills.

Setters Reagan Vanderplas and Kristin Conor each had 14 assists, while Keanu Bradley and Hewson each had nine digs (team-best marks).

FHSU closes out the season on Saturday (Nov. 15) at Emporia State.  Game time is 3 p.m.

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