VOLLEYBALL: IU EAST AT CONCORDIA TOURNAMENT
August 17, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Indiana University East volleyball team started its season
with a split of two matches at the Concordia University Kickoff Tournament.
The Red Wolves opened the day with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-16 win against the University
IU East finished the day with a 25-22, 11-25, 25-20, 25-22 loss against Goshen
"The learning experience has started," said first-year IU East coach Adam Stevenson,
whose 14-player roster includes 10 freshmen or redshirt freshmen. "We did see some
great things. We had our first win and first loss. We learned how we need to react
after a win, and tomorrow we'll get a chance to see how we react after a loss."
Sophomore outside hitter Mallory Livingston (Union City, Ohio/Mississinawa Valley
High School) had 18 kills on the day and also reached double digits in digs in both
matches. Junior setter Lindsay Kurz (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran High School)
totaled 54 assists - including a career-high 29 against Goshen - and a team-high
five aces. Senior libero Meagan Stoker (Celina, Ohio/Celina High School) tallied 36
digs, including a career-high 19 against Goshen. Freshman Morgan Steinbrunner
(Rockford, Ohio/Parkway High School) had a hand in 12 blocks.
IU East won 43 of 61 points from late in the first set through the early part of the
third set to take command against Michigan-Dearborn.
"For a young team it was a good experience to get out to a lead, maintain a lead and
then finish with a sizable lead," Stevenson said.
The Red Wolves had 18 blocks against Goshen - the program's highest total in a match
since 2010 - but dropped the last five points of the third set and the last three
points of the final set.
"Overall we played with a lot of heart and passion, and we hustled," Stevenson said.
"Just the more experienced team won."
IU East concludes the tournament with two matches Aug. 17. The Red Wolves play
against Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 9 a.m. and against tournament host
Concordia at 11 a.m. Live stats for both matches will be available at