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Bulldogs swept by Creighton

Omaha was not friendly to the Drake volleyball team as it was swept (15-25, 15-25, 18-25) by Creighton.

The Bulldog attack was far from perfect on the night by hitting only .037 kills as a team compared to Creighton’s .240. Senior Angela Bys led the Bulldogs with eight kills and one ace in the match.

One bright spot for the Bulldogs was the double-double recorded by junior Caitlin Johnson.  Johnson finished the night with 18 assists and 10 digs.

Senior libero Alana Wittenburg tallied 20 digs for the Bulldogs. Wittenburg is only 13 digs short of breaking the Missouri Valley Conference’s single-season record of 698.

Sophomore Whitney Westrum added 16 digs, and Michelle Reidy anchored the Bulldogs’ front row defense with three solo blocks.

The Bulldogs are sitting in fifth place in the MVC with two matches left in the season.  Drake will host Southern Illinois at the Knapp Center this Friday and Evansville on Saturday.

The Bulldogs have full control over their postseason aspirations going into the final two matches of their season. If they win both, they are guaranteed a spot in the State Farm MVC Championship, which hosts the top six teams.

Head Coach Phil McDaniel could not be reached for comment.

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