Griffon Volleyball Spikes their Record
By Mason Marshall
October 16, 2013
The Missouri Western volleyball team is now now on a five game winning streak after coming up top in the Missouri Southern State Invitational over the weekend.
“I think we can keep up the winning streak. We really don’t think about those things. If we keep playing at this level, we definitely can keep it up,” Outside hitter Sarah Faubel said.
The Griffons first played against Southwestern Oklahoma State and won 3-1.
The Griffons lost the first set 23-25 in a close match-up.
However, they came out in the second set looking to win, as they defeated the Bulldogs 25-18.
They continued their dominant performance as they won the third set 25-13.
As the fourth set started, they looked to put the game at a close, and did so winning 25-18.
“We want to keep it going. I don’t think five is enough at this point and none of them were conference games and it’s going to be important when we go back to conference play that we continue to play,” head coach Marian Carbin said.
In the second game, after beating the Bulldogs, the Griffons played against South Dakota School of Mines and Technologies.
The Griffons were off to a good start in this close game, as they won the first set 25-19. In the second round, the Hardrockers proved they weren’t out of the game yet, as they won 20-25.
They then used the momentum and won the really close third set 25-27.
The Griffons weren’t out yet, as they won the fourth set 25-18.
The last set was really close, but the Griffons prevailed, winning 16-14.
“It was a game of runs, when both teams went on streaks of points and which ever team was on the run at the end of the match won, and we were lucky enough to be on top of the run and win,” Carbin said.
In the last game of the tournament on Saturday, the Griffons used all the momentum they gained from the previous games and played hard against East Central University.
The first set, it was a close one, as the Griffons won 26-24.
In the second set, they were unstoppable, as they put on a dominant 25-15 win.
The final set was too close for comfort, but gained the flawless victory 26-24.
“We were just really proud of how we finished. I think everyone in the MIAA and everyone we’re going to compete with is really good. We have a lot to prove and we did a really good job,” Faubel said.
The latest game was against William Jewell at home. The Griffons won with a flawless 3-0 victory.
The first set was close, with a 25-22 win. On the second set, the Griffons carried momentum over and dominated, with a 25-12 victory.
On the final set, the Cardinals came close, but couldn’t pull through, and the Griffons won 25-22.
“It was a good win and a really nice confident boost.
Even when they came back in some of the sets, we kept our composure and won,” right side hitter Kelsey Olion said.
Griffons play their next game against the University of Central Oklahoma on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.