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No. 8 Eagles split with ranked teams

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - The eighth-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team split matches with two other ranked teams Friday at the Illinois Central tournament.

The Eagles were nipped by 13th-ranked Illinois Central in their first match, 25-17, 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 15-5 despite a strong comeback in the third and fourth sets.

Kirkwood swept 16th-ranked Moraine Valley, 25-23, 25-15, 25-22, in its second match of the day.

Abbie Ericson led the Eagles against Illinois Central with 14 kills and eight blocks. Anna Gorsich had 11 kills and 16 digs. Madi Wagaman contributed 36 assists. Maranda Wheelock had 26 digs and Wagaman had 13. Taylor Carey blocked seven shots and Maggie Peters had five.

Ericson and Gorsich tallied nine kills against Moraine Valley. Wagaman had 25 assists and 12 digs. Wheelock collected 18 digs. Wagaman blocked six shots. Carey and Peters blocked five apiece.

The split left Kirkwood at 13-6 overall.

 
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