Tigers Mount Historic Comeback
Doane and Hastings followed in the path set forth over the past couple of years as they faced each other once again in the GPAC Tournament. Once again, the two put on a classic showcase of talent that saw the match go the distance. Doane rallied from a two game deficit to defeat the Broncos, 3-2. Game scores were 19-25, 21-25, 25-21, 28-26, 15-12.
Hastings dominated the first game and a half with a strong blocking attack that forced the Tigers into 14 attack errors. Doane put together a run of three points before Hastings closed out game two but momentum had started to shift.
The Tigers controlled game three to extend the match and fought off two match points in game four. In game five, the Tigers fell behind midway through the set before rallying to take the lead. Lisa Lord led the way in the fifth game, collecting four of her 11 kills in the set. On match point, Chelsee Marvin delivered an ace serve to send the Tigers to the semifinals of the GPAC Tournament.
Jessy Livers led Doane with 18 kills. She added 17 digs and five blocks while going 15-of-15 in serve receptions. Terra Andreasen posted 14 kills. Marvin led the Tigers with six total blocks.
Ashley Sluka collected a game-high 32 assists while Heather Davison added 19 assists. Emily Schwisow dug up 30 Bronco attacks. Nicole Skolnick added 15 digs.
Doane will travel to Orange City, Iowa, on November 12 to face Northwestern College in the semifinals of the GPAC Tournament.