SE volleyball falls to rival ECU

By Randy Bruce

November 1, 2013

ADA, Okla. – Southeastern’s offense got off to a slow start and was unable to recover as the Savage Storm fell on the road to rival East Central in Ada, Okla.

SE slips to 10-15 overall after the loss and 4-6 in Great American Conference play as they prepare to host Northwestern Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Emily Gentle led the team with the only double-digit kills outing, finishing with 13, with Courtney Miller and Madelynne Cera each adding four.

Cera turned in 21 assists with her four kills and added eight digs and a block.

Taylor Benner led the back row defense with 13 digs, while Megan Kunkel chipped in 12, while at the net the Storm finished with just one team block as Cera and Ariel Sanders combined on the stop.

An early 8-2 run left ECU with a five point lead in the first set. SE closed the gap to three points, but could get no closer as a later five-point run would propel the Tigers to a 25-17 win in the first set.

The second set felt much the same as the first, with a 10-3 Tiger run opening up a lead the Storm could not surmount as SE fell 25-13 in the set.

For the third-straight set, SE took an early lead, this time scoring the first two points, but again ECU used a run, this one a 6-1 edge to take the lead and hold of any sort of SE rally to win the clinching set 25-17.