STORY BY ADAM ROGAN
Drake volleyball team this year is to finish above .500 for the first time since 2010, a feat that no one on the current roster or coaching staff was around for. For the second weekend in a row, the Bulldogs went 2-2 in tournament play, their record holding at one game above .500.
Facing off with Coastal Carolina University on Friday morning, it looked as though it would be a tight match from the get-go, set one finishing 28-26 in favor of CCU. “I feel like we were kind of in a lull there and it seemed like we started to get it together again,” senior Katie Dulek said. The second set wasn’t quite as close, with CCU holding a steady lead and taking the win 25-19.
Drake was simply demolished in the third set. The Bulldogs were only able to score 11 points in the game on account of a hit percentage in the negatives. In eight out of 13 matches thus far in September the Bulldogs have had a lower hit percentage than their opponents, although the greatest discrepancy was against CCU, as the Bulldogs were outhit .327 to .098.