Drury opens GLVC play with a win at Southwest Baptist

BOLIVAR, Mo.— The Drury Panthers opened their Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule with a 3-1 win at Southwest Baptist on Thursday. Drury improved to 7-2 in the 1-0 in the GLVC while the Bearcats dropped to 4-5 and 0-1 in the league.
 
The Panthers pulled away to win the opening set 25-22, then fell in the second 26-24. Drury earned a 25-20 win in the third set, then pulled through in a back-and-forth battle in the fourth, 27-25, to clinch the win.
 
Gabriela Oliveria led the Panthers with 12 kills, while Taylor Forth had 10 kills and posted a .563 hitting percentage in the match. Makina Wratten had eight kills with four solo blocks and two block assists. Emma Fox added a game-high 26 digs.
 
Rachel Francis had 17 kills and three solo blocks for Southwest Baptist.
 
Drury is back at the O’Reilly Family Event Center for their next game when they host McKendree on Saturday at 3 pm.
 
 
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