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Box Score (HTML) The Valley on ESPN3 Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Missouri State University 10/13/2017 – 7 p.m. Watch Live Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Full Schedule Roster TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball team extended its winning streak to 10 matches and remained on top of the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 3-0 win at Indiana State on Saturday, Oct. 7.The Bulldogs improved to 6-0 in the MVC and 17-3 overall to match last year’s win total and continue the team’s best start to conference play since 1996.”I’m really happy with tonight’s outcome and I felt we played well as a team tonight,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We started sluggishly, but finished with a lot of enthusiasm and everybody did their part tonight. To be at 17 wins at this point in the season is pretty impressive and I’m so proud of this team. We’re looking forward to bringing it home next weekend.”Drake prevailed by set scores of 25-23, 25-18, 25-18, to earn its ninth sweep of the year and third in conference action. The 10-match win streak also ties for the second longest in program history.Drake’s convincing road win at Indiana State (5-13, 3-3 MVC) was led by senior Kyla Inderski’s (Urbandale, Iowa) eighth double-double in the last nine games with 10 kills on 31 attempts and 16 digs. Junior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) added 11 kills and five blocks to help Drake outblock Indiana State, 9-3.5. As a team, Drake hit .243 while the defense, which had four Bulldogs record double-figure digs, limited ISU to .123 hitting. Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) was one of those with double-figure digs as her 12 digs paired with a team-high 26 assists accounted for her sixth double-double of the year.”A lot of players stepped up tonight and played their roles,” McBroom added. “We had a balanced attack tonight. Certainly, the outside hitters dominated, but everyone did their part. We kept our errors low and I’m excited about the outcome.”Helping add to that balanced attack were strong performances from junior Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) who had four kills on eight attempts and freshman Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) with five kills on seven attempts, including the match winner, and four blocks at the net.Indiana State was led by Sarah Peterson’s 13 kills as the Sycamores were held to just 34 kills in the three sets.The first set was tight throughout before Drake pulled away for the 25-23 win despite committing seven of their 15 errors of the night in the set. The Bulldogs overcame that slow start and jumped out to an early 12-6 lead in the second set and held that advantage for nearly the rest of the set with Cheek picking up six kills in the set to prevail, 25-18. The Bulldogs kept their foot on the accelerator in the final set, rolling out to a 19-9 lead behind a pair of 5-0 runs. The Sycamores chipped away at that lead but gained no traction in dropping the set, 25-18, and the match 3-0.The Bulldogs aim to add to their winning streak and remain on top of the Valley standings with a pair of home matches next week. The two-game homestand begins Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m. against Missouri State and concludes Saturday, October 14, against SIU at 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version
Alaska Native municipal leaders say a new state law that will legalize the use and sale of marijuana could damage people in communities. Last week they told an Anchorage attorney who’s researched the law that the tax it authorizes won’t raise enough money to repair that damage.Download AudioAttorney Matt Singer says he’s been getting questions from local-government officials about the new pot-legalization law. And he got a lot more from a roomful of the officials Thursday during a session sponsored by the Alaska Municipal League.Alaska Native leaders weren’t happy to hear Singer’s answer to a question on whether communities can ban the personal use of pot.“So, you cannot declare a dry village, the way you can with alcohol,” he said.North Slope Borough Assemblyman Forrest Olemaun said after the session that he and most other Native leaders oppose the law because of the damage substance abuse has inflicted on indigenous peoples.“For many years, we’ve been dealing with the social aspects of alcohol and drug abuse,’” Olemaun said. “And my concern (is) the legalization of marijuana may lead to more use, more abuse.”North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower says legalized pot could jeopardize the borough’s efforts to keep young people away from drugs so they can qualify for good-paying jobs with industries that prohibit their use.She says the borough will continue to drug test its employees and maintain a drug-free workplace.“We will continue to do that until we are forced in courts that (rule) that we are doing something illegal,” Brower said.Singer told the municipal leaders that nothing in the law will change drug-free workplace policies. But He said both public and private employers will have to make it clear to workers that the new law does not exempt them from such policies.Olemaun says he’s also concerned that the $50-per-ounce excise tax that the law requires to be levied on the sale of pot won’t raise enough money to pay for increase drug-treatment and rehabilitation that he believes will be needed.“My fear is that’s not going to be enough to deal with the negative social impacts,” he said, “and if there’ll be a mechanism in place to adequately fund agencies that are having to deal with this, whether it be state, local or tribal.”Singer says the municipal officials should be talking about that with their legislators, who can increase that tax and make other changes in the law.“Any ballot initiative can be amended by the Legislature immediately,” he said. “So the Legislature could start tinkering with this as soon as it goes into session. And the Legislature has the right to repeal, or vacate a ballot initiative after two years.”Singer said afterward that the new law raises many questions that will have to be answered by the courts.“Ballot Measure 2 marks a major change in Alaska law. And any time there’s a change, it creates uncertainty,” he said. “And so I expect there’ll be litigation, and disputes.”Singer says the litigation may delay the part of the law dealing with the production and sale of marijuana. He says the part of the law allowing personal use will go into effect by March 1st.