Topeka, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss at fourth ranked Washburn tonight as the Lions opened up MIAA play.
Southern (2-7, 0-1 MIAA) hit just .093 in the match, while Washburn (8-1, 1-0 MIAA) hit .330. Individual set scores were 15-25, 14-25, and 21-25.
Washburn led for all but one point in the first set, hitting .393 in the opener. The Lions led at 2-1 in the second set, but Washburn went on a 10-3 run to open up an 11-4 lead and eventually went on to win 25-14.
The Lions led 12-8 in the third set after a kill from Rachel Olinyk and pushed their lead to 16-10 before a 9-3 run by the Lady Blues tied the set at 19 apiece. Washburn ended the set on a 15-5 run to take the match.
The Lions will be back in action this Saturday when Southern plays host to Southwest Baptist at 2 pm in Young Gym.