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Storm fall to Loras in three

Storm fall to Loras in three

INDIANOLA, Iowa — The Simpson volleyball team couldn't duplicate the execution it showed in a five-set win the night before, losing to Loras in three sets Saturday.

Simpson failed to generate quality attacking opportunities, falling 25-14, 25-16, 25-23 to the preseason Iowa Conference favorites. 

Danni Kennedy hit .458 with 12 kills and the Duhawks (9-9, 1-3 Iowa Conference) hit .257 as a team. Loras responded from a five-set loss to Central the night before when it held a 2-0 lead to earn its first conference win of the season.

One night removed from a 27-kill performance, Jacqueline Luth finished with a match-high 15 for the Storm (8-9, 1-3). The Loras defense game-planned around Luth, who committed 10 errors in 58 attempts. 

Simpson defense had six total blocks, getting four block assists from Hannah Lester.

Simpson has two days off before resuming the conference schedule with a trip to Cedar Rapids to face Coe on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Cohawks (14-7, 2-1) have won six matches in a row. Start time is set for 7:30 p.m.