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Plock and Gergen Lead Drake Volleyball To An Improbable Comeback At Valpo

first_img Watch Live Missouri State 11/1/2019 – 6 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Statscenter_img Print Friendly Version VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball team overcame nearly impossible odds in rallying back for a 3-2 win at Valparaiso Monday evening in the Bulldogs’ fourth-straight road match.First, the Bulldogs found themselves down 2-0 after dropping the first two sets 26-24, 25-22. After rallying back to win the next two sets 25-19, 25-18, the team found itself down 14-9 in the fifth and decisive set. However, Drake held off five-straight match points to close the set on a 9-2 run to take the set, 18-16, and emerge victorious with the 3-2 road win.Drake (9-15, 3-8) was led by another standout night from junior Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) who had 21 kills, 16 digs and six blocks. Her 21 kills marked her third-straight game with 20 or more kills and fourth double-double in the last five matches. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) added 13 kills, a career-high nine digs and six blocks while Michele Rabbitt (Canton, Ohio) had 14 kills. Riley Dolphin (Des Moines, Iowa) continued her strong play with a career-high seven kills and career-best nine blocks. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) led four Bulldogs in double-figure digs with 28 and setter Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) had another double-double with 32 assists and 16 digs.Valparaiso (8-16, 3-7 MVC) was led by 21 kills and five blocks from Ally Cummings.Drake used a 6-0 run late in the fourth set to complete the rally back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set. The fifth set was close early before the Crusaders started to pull away and build up a 14-9 lead to create the first of five match points that the Bulldogs would survive. Drake used Plock’s serving to spur a 5-0 run with two aces from Plock to tie the set at 14-14 while Gergen added two kills during that run. A point later, Gergen added a kill, followed by one from Rabbit and Valpo error to complete the remarkable comeback for the Bulldogs.Drake brings that momentum home for its next matches as Drake hosts Missouri State and SIU Friday and Saturday evenings at the Knapp Center. Box Score (PDF) ESPN+last_img read more