On Thursday night, the IWU Wildcats historic campaign continued, as they advanced to the NAIA National Championship Round of 16 for the first time in program history with a 3-2 victory over Concordia and a 1-0 triumph over Montana Tech in a tiebreaker match.
Despite a poor hitting night in which the Wildcats tallied just a .127 hitting percentage, both Kelly and Marci Miller played excellent volleyball from start to finish. The sister combined for 27 kills in the victory, with Kelly collected 14 and Marci recording 13.
Alex Falcone orchestrated the IWU offense to perfection once again, posting 54 assists – her eighth 50-plus assist performance this season.
Defensively, the Wildcats recorded 106 digs, finishing over the 80-dig mark for just the fourth time this season.
After defeating Concordia, the Wildcats enacted some revenge on Montana Tech – one of two teams to defeat them this season – with a 25-20 triumph in a tiebreaker set.