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The Eagles Won on Saturday

(RV)Embry-Riddle Bounces Back With Pair of Wins – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott (eraueagles.com)

The Embry-Riddle volleyball team took the court for the second straight day of the OUAZ Invitational, and had an opposite result of Friday’s matches. The Eagles won twice on Saturday, picking up a five-set win over Wayland Baptist before needing one less set to defeat College of Idaho in the late afternoon.

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Embry-Riddle 3, Wayland Baptist 2

The Eagles took the first set of the day against the Pioneers, putting together its best effort in the tournament so far. Embry-Riddle had 11 kills, and held WBU to a -.036 hitting percentage. 

ERAU held the Pioneers to a .000 hitting percentage or lower in each of the sets they won, putting together an excellent defensive percentage. Wayland did not have more than 10 kills in any set, Embry had 49 kills to WBU’s 31.

It was a newcomers show for the Eagles offensively, as Emma Barber led the way with 12 kills. Only one other player had double-digit kills for ERAU, and that was grad transfer Adiva Joseph, who finished with 11.

Freshman Emma Creager had another excellent day setting, finishing the match with 33 assists. Creager was all over the court defensively as well, being the team’s leader in digs with 21.

In fact, five different Eagle players had double-digit digs. Lily Figgins had 19 digs, and Barber finished with 18. 

Embry-Riddle 3, College of Idaho 1

The Eagles continued its momentum despite a long time in between games on Saturday. Embry-Riddle only needed four sets this time around to earn a split in its season-opening road trip. 

Creager continued her excellent passing, recording 28 assists in the final match of the day. In her first four career games setting, Creager had 99 assists and was a vital part of the two wins on both sides of the ball.

Joseph continued her excellent hitting day, getting another four kills against the Yotes. Joseph also had a pair of block assists on the day, and posted a .237 hitting percentage.

Defensively, the Eagles recorded 14 total blocks – 12 assisted and two solo. Juliette van den Herik had both solo blocks to go along with two block assists, and Dalia Haase had four block assists.

Embry-Riddle will travel to yet another invitational to wrap up its non-conference portion of the schedule, as they head to Nebraska for another four games. The Eagles will play four games in three days at the GoSarpy.com Labor Day Classic, hosted by Bellevue University.

The Embry-Riddle volleyball team took the court for the second straight day of the OUAZ Invitational, and had an opposite result of Friday’s matches. The Eagles won twice on Saturday, picking up a five-set win over Wayland Baptist before needing one less set to defeat College of Idaho in the late afternoon.

Embry-Riddle 3, Wayland Baptist 2

The Eagles took the first set of the day against the Pioneers, putting together its best effort in the tournament so far. Embry-Riddle had 11 kills, and held WBU to a -.036 hitting percentage. 

ERAU held the Pioneers to a .000 hitting percentage or lower in each of the sets they won, putting together an excellent defensive percentage. Wayland did not have more than 10 kills in any set, Embry had 49 kills to WBU’s 31.

It was a newcomers show for the Eagles offensively, as Emma Barber led the way with 12 kills. Only one other player had double-digit kills for ERAU, and that was grad transfer Adiva Joseph, who finished with 11.

Freshman Emma Creager had another excellent day setting, finishing the match with 33 assists. Creager was all over the court defensively as well, being the team’s leader in digs with 21.

In fact, five different Eagle players had double-digit digs. Lily Figgins had 19 digs, and Barber finished with 18. 

Embry-Riddle 3, College of Idaho 1

The Eagles continued its momentum despite a long time in between games on Saturday. Embry-Riddle only needed four sets this time around to earn a split in its season-opening road trip. 

Creager continued her excellent passing, recording 28 assists in the final match of the day. In her first four career games setting, Creager had 99 assists and was a vital part of the two wins on both sides of the ball.

Joseph continued her excellent hitting day, getting another four kills against the Yotes. Joseph also had a pair of block assists on the day, and posted a .237 hitting percentage.

Defensively, the Eagles recorded 14 total blocks – 12 assisted and two solo. Juliette van den Herik had both solo blocks to go along with two block assists, and Dalia Haase had four block assists.

Embry-Riddle will travel to yet another invitational to wrap up its non-conference portion of the schedule, as they head to Nebraska for another four games. The Eagles will play four games in three days at the GoSarpy.com Labor Day Classic, hosted by Bellevue University.

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