SAINT LOUIS, MO- Harris-Stowe opened their 2018 season at home tonight and came up short against the Eagles of Robert Morris University dropping the match in straight sets (13-25, 17-25, 17-25).
Akliah Thomas led the Hornets with 7 kills while junior Junoria Worthy (FR/Peoria, IL) dished out a team high 14 assists. Jkameka Lambert-Gully led all players with 17 digs while Adrianna Nelson (SO/Cordoya, TN) and Worthy picked up 14 and 13, respectively.
RMU's Kaila Beckwith had a match high eight kills while Taelor Done came off the bench to lead the Eagles with 10 assists.
HSSU found themselves in a deep hole in the first set, forced to call a timeout after the Eagles went on a 16-7 run. The Hornets would not be able to catch a break as they committed eight errors in the last half of the set.
Harris-Stowe found a rhythm in the second set; keeping the Eagles within reaching distance. After three consecutive points from the Hornets cut their deficit to 20-16, RMU mass subbed their players. RMU ended up with the set win after errors haunted came back to haunt HSSU.
The final set was much like the second; HSSU kept it close, but 12 errors from Harris-Stowe kept them from forcing a fourth set.
Harris-Stowe (0-1) will be back in Emerson this Saturday when they host the Dragons of Lane College. First serve is set for 3 p.m.
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