SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | The Grambling State University volleyball team opened play at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to Ball State at the Hammons Student Center.

The Cardinals won the match 25-13, 25-8, 25-12.

Kevreion Ward paced the Grambling State offense with six kills, while Sheila Borders recorded 10 assists. Defensively, Kabria Dame and Teryn Phillips each registered five digs.

Sydnee Vanbeek and Meg Starling led Ball State offensively with 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Ali Finich tallied 17 assists, while Amber Seaman added 16. Defensively, Kate Avila chipped in with 10 digs.

Inside the Numbers
> Grambling State finished with a -.061 hitting percentage (18 kills, 23 errors, 82 attacks)
> Ball State recorded a .469 hitting percentage (44 kills, six errors, 81 attacks)
> The Lady Tigers tallied nine kills in 27 attacks, with four errors (.185 hitting percentage) in the opening set
> The Cardinals finished with 17 kills on 28 attacks with just one error (.571 hitting percentage) in the first set
> Grambling State registered 24 digs, 17 assists, two service aces and two total team blocks
> Ball State added 39 assists, 36 digs, six service aces and five total team blocks

Up Next
Grambling State (0-4) wraps up play at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational on Saturday at the Hammons Student Center. The Lady Tigers meet Missouri State at 12:30 p.m. (ESPN+) and conclude play with a 5 p.m. match against Oral Roberts.

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