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IU East topped reigning RSC East Division champion Point Park.
Volleyball - Fri, Sep. 15, 2017
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Point Park (Pa.) (9-7, 0-1)261923201
IU East (Ind.) (7-12, 1-0)242525253
Richmond, IN
Point Park (Pa.)Indv. LeadersIU East (Ind.)
#23 Ashley Taylor - 15Kills #14 Breanna Kopke - 20
2 Players (#15,#23) - 7Blocks #10 Sophie Rogers - 6
#5 Meg Reineke - 23Digs 2 Players (#4,#11) - 20
3 Players - 1Aces #12 Danielle Mitchell - 3
Point Park (Pa.)Team StatisticsIU East (Ind.)
0.110Hitting %: 0.186
12.0Blocks: 9.0
84Digs: 90
3Aces: 5

RICHMOND, Ind. - The Indiana University East volleyball team opened River States Conference play Sept. 15 with a 24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 25-20 win against reigning RSC East Division champion Point Park University on Lingle Court.

The Red Wolves rise to 7-12 overall and 1-0 in the league. The Pioneers are 9-7 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

KEY MOMENTS

* After dropping the first set and falling behind 11-7 in the second, IU East ran off six points in a row with Danielle Mitchell serving to take the lead for good in the second set.

* With the score tied at 23 in the pivotal third set, Taylor McKinney delivered a kill and an ace to win the set for the Red Wolves.

* IU East built leads of 14-7 and 20-12 in the fourth set and nursed the advantage to the finish line.

NUMBERS OF NOTE

* IU East has won four of five.

* Bre Kopke went for a career-high 20 kills. Maria Brasel added 16 kills on a .406 hitting average.

* Four players reached double digits in digs in a scrappy Red Wolves defensive effort, including Madison Yoder and Taylor McKinney with 20 digs apiece.

* Taylor McKinney posted her second kills-digs double-double of the season.

* Sophie Rogers had a hand in six blocks.

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"We had a lot of energy, we had a lot of effort and hustle. We had a lot of emphasis on that in practice. This was our first conference match and it's a big rivalry for us, and we really had to start going now.

"I really wanted to bring it for my team, show them I have a purpose for being here. I wanted to show I have a purpose for representing this program the way I did tonight, and I want to continue on with that for the rest of the season." - IU East's Bre Kopke

UP NEXT

IU East hosts Carlow in another River States Conference match on Sept. 16. First serve is noon on Lingle Court.