The Wildats returned to action on Friday at Colorado College's Spike It Up tournament as they took on Howard Payne University.
In the opening set the the Wildcats held a 14-10 advantage but the Yellow Jackets rallied back to lead. HPU used a late run to pull away to the 25-20 win. In the second set the the Yellow Jackets took an 8-3 lead. The 'Cats chipped away to tie the set 10-10. The two teams went back and forth with the Wildcats holding the 18-14 lead. The Yellow Jackets put together a scoring run to tie the set 19-19. The back and forth continued with HPU ultimately taking the 27-25 win. The third set saw the Yellow Jackets come out firing with a 9-1 advantage. The momentum stayed in Howard Payne's favor as they led 21-10. The 'Cats had a late push to go on a 7-1 run to cut the gap to 22-17. The Yellow Jackets found the final points to secure the 25-18 win.
The Wildcats will take on #2 Colorado College and (RV) Cornell College on Saturday afternoon.