WICHITA, Kan. - The Shockers fell to BYU, 3-2, in a five-set thriller on Friday night at Charles Koch Arena. BYU won by scores of 25-15, 24-26, 25-17, 24-26 and 18-16.
Senior Emily Adney had 15 kills for the Shockers and junior Ashley Andrade added 12.
Junior Chelsey Feekin had 44 assists and 10 kills in the match.
BYU used a 6-0 run in the first set to take a 7-3 lead. The Cougars used a kill by Jessica Jardine to increase the lead to 18-11 and won the set 25-15.
Behind the serving of Chelsey Feekin, the Shocks took a 7-2 lead in the second set. A kill by Elizabeth Field put the Shocks in front 17-10, but BYU started chipping away at the Shocker lead. A 5-0 Cougar run brought BYU within 22-18 and then another 5-0 run tied it at 23. Two kills by Emily Adney and one by Katie Reilly down the stretch helped WSU pull out the 26-24 win.
The third set was all BYU as the Cougars raced out to a 5-0 lead. They increased it to 19-10 and went on to win the set 25-17.
The two teams battled against each other in the fourth set, never getting more than a three-point lead from each other. The Shockers would push the match to a fifth set on a Feekin service ace to take the fourth set, 26-24.
In the fifth set, a kill by Ashley Andrade would tie it at 15. The Shockers were not able to pull ahead though, as they lost the final set, 18-16.
The Shockers finish the tournament against No. 14 Tennessee on Sun., Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. inside Charles Koch Arena.