DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Simpson volleyball team's turnaround season came to an end with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-17) loss to Loras in the first round of the Iowa Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.
A year after going 12-22 and missing out on the conference tournament for the second year in a row, the Storm went 17-14 in 2013 and made the IIAC Tournament as the No. 6 seed.
Kara Grant had nine digs and Danielle Kennedy finished with five blocks to lead the fourth-seeded Duhawks (15-16), who advance to face second-seeded Coe in the semifinals.
Offense was hard to come by for the Storm as Loras held a 32-17 edge in kills and out-hit Simpson .247-.010.