WIU volleyball falls in first conference match

FORT WAYNE, In. (NEWS3) — The Western Illinois volleyball team lost their first Summit League conference match Tuesday night against Purdue Fort Wayne.

The Leathernecks fell to the Mastadons in three sets (25-14, 25-15, 25-20).

Tuesday night’s loss would bring the women’s record to 0-8.

Mariah Mitchell lead Western Illinois University with nine kills and four blocks.

WIU’s Makenzie Steckler is among the national rankings for sixth in total blocks and 16th in blocks per set. continued adding to her 6th in the nation block total

Throughout the game, Western Illinois only hit seven percent while Purdue Fort Wayne had a hitting percentage of 27.

Purdue Fort Wayne is now 7-8 on the season and 1-0 in conference.

Next game for the Leathernecks will be Sunday in Brookings, South Dakota against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.