IU EAST WINS CONCORDIA KICKOFF TOURNAMENT
August 17, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Indiana University East volleyball team took first place at
the Concordia University Kickoff Tournament with a pair of wins on the event's final
day Aug. 17.
IU East and Mount Vernon Nazarene both finished the tourney with 3-1 records. The
Red Wolves claimed the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of a 25-27, 25-23, 25-21,
25-15 win against the Cougars in both teams' first match Aug. 17.
IU East wrapped up the tourney with a 25-21, 20-25, 25-12, 25-12 win against tourney
host Concordia (2-2).
Junior setter Lindsay Kurz (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran High School) and sophomore
outside hitter Mallory Livingston (Union City, Ohio/Mississinawa Valley High School)
represented IU East on the all-tournament team.
IU East won its season-opening tournament for the fifth consecutive year.
"It's nice to go home taking home some hardware, adding to the tradition that when
IU East goes to a tournament, we go with the intention of winning it," said
first-year IU East coach Adam Stevenson.
"It says something about these young players that they bounced back from a tough
loss (Aug. 16 against Goshen College) and came back and won two four-set matches."
Livingston led IU East with 35 kills on the day, including a career-high 20 against
Mount Vernon Nazarene. Freshmen outside hitters Morgan Dobbs (Nashville, Ind./Brown
County High School) and freshman right side hitter Katrina Detwiler (Bloomington
High School North) also recorded double-digit kills in both matches. Detwiler had a
hand in eight blocks.
Kurz had 87 assists on the day, including a career-high 47 against Mount Vernon
Nazarene. Senior libero Meagan Stoker (Celina, Ohio/Celina High School) tallied 42
digs, including a career-high 22 against Concordia. Freshman defensive specialist
Hannah Ball (Richmond, Ind./Richmond High School) served up four aces.
IU East plays its home opener Aug. 24 at Seton Catholic High School. The Red Wolves
play against Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Midway College at
1 p.m. and against Indiana University Northwest at 5 p.m.