Bears fall in Dig for Cure

| Sports Editor

Washington University fell in a 3-2 battle against Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Bears raised more than $3,000 in their inaugural Dig for the Cure event benefiting breast cancer research and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Wash. U. tallied 62 digs led by junior Laura Brazeal. The Red and Green (25-16, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10) overcame a 19-23 deficit in the second set as Brazeal served throughout a 6-0 run. Freshman Erin Kasson tied up the match at 23 with a solo block, senior Nikki Morrison crushed the next point and Brazeal clinched the frame with an ace. The Bears jumped to a 10-2 lead and held on for the fourth set victory.

Freshman Lauren Budde started as setter for the first time in her career, recording a double-double with 39 assists and 10 digs. Junior Erin Albers and senior Nikki Morrison both nailed a team high of 11 kills.

Seniors Alli Alberts and Audra Janak did not play in the team’s first loss to UMSL since 1989. Alberts, Morrison, Janak and senior Ali Crouch will be honored at the Culver-Stockton College match at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

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