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Stephens College
Volleyball - Tue, Oct. 3, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MO- Searching for their third conference win of the year, the Hornets looked to take down the Stars of Stephens College. But the Stars offense could not be stopped as SC went on to win 3-0 (23-25, 21-25, 24-26).

Harris-Stowe kept it close in the first set, never getting down by more than 5. When they found themselves down 22-20, HSSU went on a 3-0 thanks to three back-to-back-to-back kills from Latiyanna Burns (SO/East St. Louis, IL) to take a 23-22 lead and force Stephens to call a timeout. SC came out of the timeout and got kills from Shelby Johnson and Danielle Kirk and forced an error on the Hornets to take the first set 25-23.

Miaya Peacock (SR/Champaign, Illinois ) lead the Hornets with 19 kills while Burns and Niya Jenkins (FR/Chicago, IL) chipped in 8 and 7, respectively. Jhameka Lambert-Gully (SO/Belleville, Illinois) lead all players tonight with 12 digs while Kennedy Netters (SR/Peoria, Illinois ) handed out a match high 31 assists.

The Hornets traded points with the Stars in the second set and played them dead even to 13-13. Stephens would  take the lead with a kill from Darby Jones to regain the lead and not look back. SC would keep their lead the rest of the set and win the set on a kill from Shay Wilkerson.

HSSU was not going down without a fight in the third set. But, six straight Stars points early in the set gave them an 8-3 lead from which they would never give up. Eleven kills and errors by the Hornets gave Stephens the 26-24 set win and a 3-0 win in the match.

The Hornets (3-6; 2-5 AMC) will be back in action on Thursday when they host the Cougars of Columbia College. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

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