The Blazers kicked off the night with a tough match against perennial contender Washburn Rural. The team took the first set behind a strong offensive showing, but fell behind early in the second and struggled to find their footing until midway through the set. Despite being behind by as many as 7 points, the Blazers did an incredible job of fighting back into the set point by point, and almost completing the comeback at the end of the set. The Blazers will be looking for a rematch on September 28th, when the team plays in the Washburn Invitational Tournament.
Offensively, the team was led by Morgan McIntire with 16 kills, followed by Jaylyne Bell with 11 and Kendra Wait with 6. Jordan Boone and Kiersten Markos added three kills apiece. Kendra Wait and Jordan Boone added three blocks apiece, while Erin Michael led the defensive front with 14 digs.