Griffons triumph in Washburn Crossover tournament

After a hard fought loss to Harding University, Missouri Western won out the next three games in the Washburn Crossover Tournament, improving to 12-8 on the season.

Missouri Western (0)   (25-22, 25-23, 25-21)   (3) Harding University

Missouri Western (3)   (25-19, 17-25, 25-14, 25-18)   (1) Southern Nazarene

Missouri Western (3)   (25-17, 25-10, 27-29, 18-25, 18-16)   (2) Southeastern Oklahoma

Missouri Western (3)   (25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 27-25, 15-9)   (2) East Central

Junior Stephanie Hattey jumped up a spot in the record books after the tournament. After dropping 118 assists in just four games, she now sits in third place of the all-time assists list for Western, passing Jodi Weatherly. She currently has 2,299 assists in her career. Other good news for the Griffons came in the last game of the tournament when Melissa Cairns found playing time again after being sidelined due to a torn labrum in her hip. She exploded with 16 kills and 24 digs in her first game back. The last two games both ended in five sets, the first full game of the season for the Griffons. Coach Cory Frederick was surprised to have it pushed that long. “I looked over at [assistant coach] Marian and asked ‘Have we even played any five game matches this season?’” Frederick said. “So yes, we were a little concerned and didn’t know what to expect because we’ve had some issues with leadership at putting teams away this year. This conference is so tight that we’ll see more of those games as the season goes on.” Although the Griffons have a 9-3 record in tournament play, they will need to be at their best for the remainder of the regular season if they want to continue their future in the MIAA tournament. Currently, they have a 3-4 record in MIAA play. Amanda Boender led the team in kills over the weekend with 46 total kills. Not far behind her was freshman Jessie Thorup with 41 and Hattey with 32.

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