Northwestern Holds Off Tigers
The Tiger volleyball team saw there post-season hopes temporarily dashed on Wednesday evening after a 3-0 loss at Northwestern College in the GPAC Semifinals. Doane will now wait until Sunday evening to find out if their performance over the course of the year will be enough to cause a shake up in the national poll. Doane, 26-8 overall, must jump at least two teams that currently sit in the at-large berth slots and not have any other upsets occur in other conference tournaments.
Game one was the closest battle as the Tigers lost 25-23. Doane held leads of 16-12 and 19-16 before a five point run by the Red Raiders gave Northwestern a 21-19 lead. Controversy took place on a point awarded to Doane that initially tied the game at 22-all. However, the down official said a Tiger player made contact with the official's stand on the other side of the court and the point was replayed. Northwestern won the next point to go up 23-21 but Doane answered with two points of their own. Had the point not been taken away, Doane could have potentially been serving game point based on how the points went following the replayed point.
Doane struggled to get going in game two and fell 25-14. Doane dropped the last game 25-18.
Jessy Livers and Lisa Lord picked up six kills apiece as Doane was limited to a .016 attack percentage. Ashley Sluka and Heather Davidson collected 21 combined assists while Emily Schwisow picked up 11 digs for the Tigers.