The Lady Bisons fell 3-2 to Western Illinois Friday afternoon to open the 2008 regular season at the Comfort Inn and Suites Tournament at Morehead State in Morehead, Ky.
At 4:30 the Lady Bisons will face Indiana State.
The Lady Bisons lost the first set 25-21 and fell 25-19 in the second set before rallying to win set three 25-11 and set four 25-16. They lost 15-11 in the fifth set.
Alex Kelly led the Lady Bisons with a match-high 19 kills and a team-high .444 hitting percentage. Katie Bradley and Jessica Turner each added 11 kills.
Sarah Snider led the team with 17 defensive digs. Erin Pierce added 14.
Kaley Mohr was credited with a match-high four service aces. Amy Trykowski added three.
Erin Frick and Emily Harrison combined for 21 kills for Western Illinois. Elise Crnjak made a match-high 24 kills. Ellen Miller added 17 kills.
The Lady Bisons are 0-1. Western Illinois is 1-0.
Saturday the Lady Bisons will play tournament host Morehead State at 2 p.m.