Heldman breaks all-time digs record

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Zane Clodfelter

Southern Indiana senior Libero Kayla Heldman broke the school’s all-time digs record in the Eagles’ 3-2 road loss to the University of Indianapolis.

The record-breaking dig was Heldman’s tenth of the game, and happened in the third set of the match. Heldman passed previous record-holder Amanda Probst with a digs total of 1,491.

Heldman would add 11 more digs in the remaining two sets to improve her all-time mark to 1,502, but it wasn’t enough for the Eagles, who fell to 10-4 overall and 4-2 in Great Lakes Valley Conference action.

Indianapolis jumped on top early, taking the first set against the Eagles by a tally of 25-23. The Greyhounds (9-5, 5-1 GLVC) totaled 22 kills, while USI accumulated 16. USI battled back in the second set, taking it 25-20, before Indianapolis rallied to win set three 26-24.

USI responded in the fourth set by winning 25-20, but fell in the decisive fifth set by a final of 15-11.

The Eagles continue their long road trip this weekend, visiting Lewis on Friday, before traveling to Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday. USI returns to the Physical Activities Center Tuesday, when it welcomes longtime rival Kentucky Wesleyan. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.