ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - The Michigan Tech volleyball team split a pair of matches in a rare doubleheader Monday in Illinois. The Huskies defeated Indiana-Kokomo 3-0 before falling to Lewis 3-0.
"I'm very happy with the way we played for most of today," said Tech coach Matt Jennings. "We really made Lewis, a good team, earn it. I'm proud of our team's fight at the end of a very long road trip. I certainly felt we grew as a team unit this weekend after a really aggressive and confident showing versus Lewis."
The Huskies opened the day with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 29-27) win over Ind.-Kokomo. Tech hit .379 and .406 in the first two sets compared to .114 and .333 for the Lady Cougars. The Huskies used a four-point run to regain the lead 17-16 in the third set, before taking the final three points and the match.
Shelby Jones led the team with 12 kills. Twelve different players saw playing time in the three-set match.
Attack errors plagued Tech in its match against Lewis. The Huskies committed 24 errors to nine by the Flyers. Tech gave Lewis a fight, however, falling 25-23, 27-25 and 25-16.
Shelby Jones and Aubrey Havlichek each finished with a match-high 13 kills. Havlichek completed the double-double with a match-high 18 digs, and Jacqueline Aird tallied 17. Sylvie Rokosh finished with 10 kills.
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"Sylvie and Shelby were solid at the net," said Jennings. "Aubrey and Jackie played fantastic defense and passed very well."
The Huskies will host Tiffin Friday.