After a 3-0 home loss to Fort Wayne on Sunday, the volleyball team stands 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the Summit League.
A 3-2 win against Oakland last Friday, this season’s home opener, gave the Roos reason to be optimistic.
According to Sports Information Director Nik Busch, Oakland won the last four times it faced UMKC; however, the Roos lead overall in the two rivals’ history of competition.
The team endured a two-and-a-half-hour practice on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
After a mix of scrimmage and conditioning, senior setter Ella Meier summed up her feelings in anticipation of the weekend’s matches.
“Oakland is always a solid team in the conference,” she said. “I’m excited to play them so we can see how we measure up. It would be two huge wins this weekend if we can pull it off.”
The 5-foot-11 senior from Lancaster, Pa., has totaled 45 kills and 262 assists this season.
The Roos suffered a 1-3 loss against IUPUI Sept. 14 in Indianapolis in their first Summit League game. The team bounced back the following day with a five-set victory over Western Illinois in Macomb.
The Roos will face Omaha on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Swinney Recreation Center.