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Overall GPAC Home Away Neutral
9-5 (.643) 1-2 (.333) 1-1 0-2 8-2
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Maci Coffey (photo courtesy of Lindsey Wilson Athletics)
Volleyball - Sun, Aug. 20, 2017

The Tiger Volleyball team opened the 2017 season with a pair of wins on Friday in Columbia, Kentucky. Doane defeated Cumberlands (Tenn.) in the opener in straight sets and followed with a five-set win over No. 21 Indiana Wesleyan. The program's all-time win total stands at 988 following the victories.

Cumberlands recap

  • Game scores were 25-23, 25-20 and 25-15 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Doane hit .236 as a team while holding Cumberlands to a .115 attack percentage.
  • The Tigers recorded eight blocks with the Patriots finishing with three.
  • Three players finished in double figures in kills as the team had 39 for the match.
  • Maci Coffey (SR/Blue Hill, Neb.) led the Tigers with a match-high 13 kills and added four assist blocks.
  • Madison VanHousen (FR/Hampton, Neb.) and Allison Kuenle (SO/North Platte, Neb.) added 10 kills apiece for the Tigers.
  • Alex Neff (SO/North Platte, Neb.) dished out 35 assists and recorded six ace serves.
  • Allison Skala (FR/North Platte, Neb.) led Doane with six assist blocks.
  • Erin Warren (JR/Papillion, Neb.) had a team-high 11 digs for Doane.

(21) Indiana Wesleyan recap

  • Doane rallied from a 2-1 deficit to pick up the win over the Wildcats.
  • Game scores were 30-28, 20-25, 20-25, 27-25 and 18-16.
  • Indiana Wesleyan picked up 30 "easy" points in the match as they controlled the service game. The Wildcats recorded 14 ace serves while the Tigers committed 16 serving errors.
  • IWU held a 64 to 63 advantage in total kills with Doane having the edge in attack percentage. The Tigers hit .215 while the Wildcats hit .168 over five sets.
  • Doane had a slight edge at the net with 11 blocks compared to 10 for IWU.
  • Kuenle had a match-high 22 kills for the Tigers with seven total blocks.
  • VanHousen and Coffey had 16 kills apiece.
  • Neff dished out 52 assists for the Tigers. Warren had a team-high 25 digs.

Road to 1,000

  • The magic number was reduced to 12 for the Tigers as they look to earn the 1,000th win in program history this year. Doane is currently 14th all-time in total wins for NAIA programs and seeking to become the first NAIA Nebraska program to reach 1,000 all-time wins.

Next Serve

  • Doane will stay in Columbia, Kentucky, and face a pair of 2016 NAIA National Tournament qualifiers on Saturday as they take on Indiana-Kokomo and Lindsey Wilson.