Volleyball drops wins one, drops two at Indiana Invitational

Kent Hushion

The Kent State women’s volleyball team started its regular season off 1-2 following its first meet at the Indiana Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.

The Flashes started off the weekend with a loss to Rutgers in three sets (24-26, 20-25, 25-27) Friday night. Kent State kept the game close with 29 ties and 14 lead changes but committed 23 errors in the defeat.

The team managed to rebound with a solid victory over Robert Morris (Pa.) Saturday in three sets (25-15, 25-17, 25-17), while holding the Colonials to only 49 points. Kent State continued competing into the third game against host Indiana before losing in four sets (11-25, 22-25, 25-22, 22-25) to the Hoosiers.

The final game of the weekend saw the Flashes finish with 17 errors, and head coach Don Gromala saw improved play from his squad.

“I think our girls learned a lot about themselves and believing in their ability to compete no matter what team we’re playing,” Gromala said

Not only could the team’s improved play be seen in the box score, but Gromala said it was also noticeable in the way the team played on the court from start to finish.

“We got better throughout the weekend, and our goal in every tournament is to be playing our best in that last match,” Gromala said.

The Flashes will look to continue improving when they travel to Fullerton, Calif.to compete in the Fullerton Classic starting Friday.

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