The Embry-Riddle volleyball team opened its season at the 2022 OUAZ Invitational on Friday, debuting a lot of new players and key pieces. The Eagles dropped both games to open its four-game trip to the Valley.
Carroll 3, (RV)Embry-Riddle 0
The Eagles looked to finally find its groove in the third set, as they had a few opportunities to keep the match going. Embry-Riddle took the Saints to the limit in the third set, but ultimately fell 29-27.
Three different Eagles had six or more kills, and with Adiva Joseph leading the way with eight. Emma Barber and Dalia Haase each had six in the day’s first match.
Alexis Creager had 24 assists in her Embry-Riddle debut, and also had five digs. Three different players for ERAU had 10+ digs, as Lily Figgins led the way in that category with 16.
Montana State – Northern 3, Embry-Riddle 0
Embry-Riddle avoided a disastrous start in the first set like earlier in the day, and were able to build a few early leads throughout the match. A few runs by the Skylights in the middle of sets allowed MSU-N to eventually take all three sets.
Figgins was all over the floor again for the Eagles, digging out a game-high 14 balls. Also on the defensive side, Haase picked up another solo block to go along with her pair in the match earlier on Friday.
The freshman Barber picked up another six kills, leading the way for ERAU. Eight different players recorded a kill for the Eagles, and a pair of Embry players had hitting percentages over .500.
The Eagles will have a chance to even its record on Saturday, as they play its final two games of the 2022 OUAZ Invitational. Embry-Riddle will play Wayland Baptist at 9:00 a.m., and then face College of Idaho at 4:30 p.m.