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Volleyball Falls To FGCU In Bluegrass Battle Finale

Volleyball Falls To FGCU In Bluegrass Battle Finale

LEXINGTON, Ky, - The Cleveland State volleyball team closed out the Bluegrass Battle Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 contest against FGCU to wrap up CSU's third and final early season tournament.

All-Tournament Team
Sophomore libero Lindsey Tout was named to the Bluegrass Battle All-Tournament Team after averaging 5.27 digs per set on the weekend. Tout recorded a pair of 20-dig matches against Indiana and FGCU, including a career-high 24-dig effort against the Eagles. For the season, Tout has now posted 20+ digs during four matches, and ranks fourth among Horizon League players averaging 4.56 digs per set.

PDF BOX SCORE: FGCU 3, Cleveland State 1
The Viking offense was led by the trio of Trinniti Hall, Hannah Greene and London Portis, who all finished with double-digit kills on the day. Hall posted a team-best 16 kills, while Greene and Portis each notched 11 kills. Portis' 11 kills marked a career-high for the sophomore, while it also marked her first double-digit kill performance of the year.

Sophomore Christina Grecol eclipsed the 1,400-assist mark for her career after posting 41 helpers on the match, finishing the Bluegrass Battle with 1,417 career assists. Grecol is now just 28 assists shy of earning a spot on the top-10 list in the CSU Career Record Book.

Grecol also recorded her third double-double of the season against FGCU, posting 10 digs to go along with her 41 assists.

Defensively, the Vikings were led by Lindsey Tout who bettered her career-high for the second straight match, posting 24 digs for her fourth 20-dig performance of the year. Along with Tout, three other Vikings recorded double-digit digs, as Grecol, Emily DeGeorge and Audrey McConihe all finished with 10 digs against FGCU.

Hall finished the match with six total blocks to lead the Vikings, while Grecol recorded three and Greene finished with two.

Marissa Durand saw her first collegiate action against FGCU, finishing with one kill on six attempts.

Up Next
Cleveland State will close out its non-league slate at home next weekend, hosting Niagara (12:00 p.m.) and Kent State (7:00 p.m.) on Friday, September 20.