Senior Camille Indest reached her 1,000 career kill as she led the Tars in a 3-1 victory over Missouri S&T at the North Alabama Classic.
(Photo by Andy Meng) Senior Camille Indest reached the 1,000 career kill plateau as she led the Tars in a 3-1 (26-28, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21) victory over Missouri S&T Friday at the North Alabama Classic.
Indest registered 18 kills in the Tars’ nightcap against the Miners to put her at 1,016 career kills. The middle blocker also totaled four digs with a season-best seven blocks.
Joining Indest in double-figure kills were Ruth Harrington and Kelly Merideth. Harrington posted her second double-double of the season with a season-best 15 kills and 15 digs. Merideth registered 10 kills, five digs and one block.
As a team, the Tars totaled 53 assists with April Jackson recording 25 and MaryEllen Pole a season-best 23.
In the opening frame, a late rally by the Miners gave the Tars a bit of trouble that they were unable to overcome. Missouri S&T came back to tie the score on five occasions with the last coming at the 26-all mark on a kill by Shelby Wagner. MST scored the final two points to win 28-26. Camille Indest also recorded her 1,000th career kill in the first set.
In the final three sets, Rollins’ fight to win was evident, as they held on strong to their lead in each of the close sets. Rollins pulled through at the end of set No. 2 after a 22-all tie on a pair of kills by Indest, a service ace and a defensive miscue by MST to win 25-23.
In the third and fourth sets, Rollins won by a score of 25-21. The Tars closed out the third set on a 5-2 run, secured on a kill by Katlyn Sawyer. In the fourth set, Rollins trailed Missouri S&T but took a lead after a 10-all tie on a kill by Ruth Harrington. The Tars held out through the set and won on a kill by Kelly Merideth.
Rollins now improves to 6-0 on the season while Missouri S&T falls to 3-3 on the year.
The Tars will wrap up the North Alabama Classic on Saturday, September 14 as they face Christian Brothers at 9 a.m. CT, followed by host North Alabama at 4 p.m. CT. Fans can follow the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.