Trailing 2-1 in sets, the Murray State volleyball team responded and was able to rally for victories in the fourth and fifth sets to win a five-set nail-biter. Set scores went 25-23, 26-28, 18-25, 25-19 and 15-10.
Scottie Ingram led the way offensively with 16 kills in the win. Ingram also added 12 digs and led the team with a season-high six total blocks. Dacia Brown added 11 kills of her own and Rachel Giustino and Megan Lindsay had eight and six, respectively. Lindsay also hit .308 in the win and had five blocking assists.
In the back row, Ellie Lorenz led the way with a match-high 28 digs while Alex Kaufmann chipped in with six. Setter Hannah Stultz had 42 assists on the day and also added four kills, nine digs and had the Racers' lone service ace.
As a team, the Bruins (12-9, 6-4 OVC) out-hit the Racers in the five-setter, .140-.133. They also had an edge at the net with a 17-11 advantage in team blocks. Belmont also had four aces in the match but had 12 serving errors while MSU had just three.
The win was the sixth straight for the Racers and keeps them on top of the OVC standings, a game ahead of Austin Peay. MSU now sits at 14-8 overall and 9-1 in the OVC.
The Racers continue their five-game road trip next weekend with trips to Southeast Missouri and UT Martin on Friday and Saturday, respectively.