COLUMBIA, KY (dsroadrunners.com) – Indiana University Kokomo (10-1) bested Dalton State three sets to one in the first of two Saturday matches for the Roadrunners in the 16-team Lindsey Wilson Classic at the Holloway Center in Columbia, KY.
The Roadrunners (1-3) started the first set like they would own the Cougars. Dalton State jumped out to a 7-1 lead and would eventually own a seven point advantage at 20-13. IUK came roaring back with a 12-2 run to take the set, 25-22.
The second set was close almost to the end. The final tie of the set was at 16. The Roadrunners outscored the Cougars down the stretch nine to three for the 25-19 advantage.
The Cougars broke open a 6-6 third set to build a seven point lead at 20-13. IUK never trailed. They would hang on for the 25-20 win. The fourth set saw the squad from Kokomo scoring the Raiders 18-10 after a 7-7 tie to easily win 25-15.
Michala Askey had 39 assists and 15 digs to lead Dalton State in each category. Outside Hitter Marta Guntin had nine kills and a dozen digs. The Roadrunners received 13 kills from senior Kianna Delaney and 12 kills and nine digs from Outside Hitter Anna Metzler.