In their second match of NAIA National Championship Pool Play, the IWU Wildcats, for the first time since October 2, suffered a loss, falling to No. 19 Montana Tech in five sets (25-22, 22-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11).
IWU came out firing in the first set, posting a .326 hitting percentage but struggled the rest of the way, recording a five-set average of .188.
Montana Tech won the second and third set, before the Wildcats won the fourth set to force a fifth game. However, the Wildcats came up short, losing 15-11.
The Wildcats committed 28 attacking errors, their most in 16 matches.
Kelly Miller led the IWU offense with 17 kills, while Rachel Klitzing collected 15. Allison Sparrow and Ana Collar each posted 10.