Kentucky State University hosted the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday falling 3-0 at the Exum Center.
With the win, the Greyhounds improved their record to 6-5 and will take on #3 Lewis University on Saturday.
The Thorobrettes (4-5) opened the match on the back foot as they fell behind 8-4 to the Greyhounds but soon found their way, fighting back to hold the lead by as much as five points twice in the set.
UIndy put together a furious charge after trailing 20-15, bringing them back to a 22-22 tie. After taking a 24-22 lead, the Greyhounds allowed the hosts to tie it up again at 24-24, and the game went into extra play. UIndy took the next two points and the first set, 26-24.
KSU struggled to find its way in the second set as they fell, 25-12, falling into a 2-0 hole.
KSU head coach, Katrina English ignited her team in between sets and took an early lead, hanging with UIndy through the duration of the final stanza.
The Greyhounds moved out to a 17-10 lead, but KSU still battled away and pulled back to within two at 23-21. The comeback fell short as the Greyhounds closed out the set, 25-21 for the victory.
Junior middle blocker Landri Greathouse and freshman outside hitter Robin Poole led the way in kills with eight each. Sophomore setter Hannah Smyers registered 24 assists on the night to go with nine digs. Freshman outside hitter Makayla Martin and sophomore libero Aisha Cruz both chipped in with eight digs.
The Thorobrettes will aim to break their current four-game skid, as they head south to Birmingham, Alabama for the SIAC East/West Crossover with six matches scheduled from Thursday to Saturday. KSU will begin play on Thursday against Claflin University at 4 pm ET.
by Eric Mathews