Volleyball falls heartbreakingly in OVC semi-finals

No.5 seed Murray State Racers (18-12) gave it their all, but fell heartbreakingly to the No.1 seed of the Southeast Missouri Redhawks (25-7) in four sets , 25-22, 18-25, 15-25, Friday night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament.

It was an intense battle at Houck Fieldhouse as a trip to the OVC Championship was on the line.

Led 2-1 in the match and 19-24 in the fourth set, the Racers beat five match points, to tie the score at 24, but simply couldn’t complete the comeback as SEMO took both. following points to close the set and the match.

Jayla holcombe had a big night with 22 kills and just three errors out of 38 swings for a 0.500 hit percentage.

Brooke Lynn Watts also had double-digit kills, finishing with 13 kills and added nine digs. His 521 kills are the most important for a rookie and the seventh in a single season in program history.

Elders Becca Fernandez, Emilie matson and Kolby McClelland all of them ended their incredible careers as runners.

The Racers finished the season 18-12 as SEMO advance to the OVC Championship, where they will face Morehead State.

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