Truman State travels to Missouri Western Western Wednesday and they return for home matches against Missouri-St. Louis and Maryvile Friday and Saturday. Missouri Western comes into Wednesday night's match with a 5-8 overall record, having split a pair of results at UCM (L 0-3) and Lindenwood (W 3-2) this past weekend.
The Griffons are 1-0 at home this year, and are 1-1 against GLVC teams with a three-set loss to Rockhurst in the season-opener before downing Quincy in four sets at the same tournament.
Erica Rottinghaus (3.02 kills/set) and Amanda Boender (1.10 blocks/set) pace the Griffons individually.
The Bulldogs have played five matches this season against teams ranked in the top-25 at the time of the match, and junior Allie Brak has put up high-level numbers in the 19 total sets.
The two-time all-MIAA player has averaged 4.00 kills per set and hit .291 on the offensive side, while also posting 2.16 digs per set in the team's matches against SW Minnesota, Concordia-St. Paul, Nebraska-Kearney, Regis, and Central Missouri.
Junior specialist Meghan Zimmerman and Abby Moser continue to move up the Truman all-time career charts with their play through the first two-plus seasons in a Bulldog uniform. Zimmerman moved past Rachel Shedd and into a tie for sixth-place with Nancy Horner on the all-time assists chart with 2,470.
Next in line are a pair sitting close together in fourth and fifth, with Kelly Mangels (1996-98) holding the No. 5 spot at 2,828 and Christine Wagener (2003-06) landing fourth with 2,847. Zimmerman is also up to a 7.92 assists/set mark and trails Theresa Huff's (1992) mark of 9.02/set for third place. Moser, meanwhile, jumped to eighth all-time in career digs with 1,421, and trails Monica Marlowe (1999-02) by 50 for seventh place.The previously-all-MIAA libero still holds the top spots in the digs/set (4.67), 20+ dig matches (32), and 30+ dig matches (3) categories, and is nine behind Marlowe's career total of 80 for sixth place in the 10+ dig matches category.
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