For the first time in the three-year history of the series, Missouri Southern captured the volleyball point in the Sonic Trophy Series with a 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11) win over Pittsburg State on Wednesday evening.

For the first time in the three-year history of the series, Missouri Southern captured the volleyball point in the Sonic Trophy Series with a 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11) win over Pittsburg State on Wednesday evening.

The Lions also took the game in PIttsburg earlier this season with a 3-2 score.

Pitt State hit at a better percentage than the Lions, .268 to .203, but Missouri Southern managed one more kill. The Gorillas also doubled Missouri Southern's team blocks, 10.0 to 5.0. One area where the Lions excelled was on the serve, as they recorded 13 service aces on the night.

The Gorillas had three players hit in double figures on the night and two players earn double-doubles. Leah Flynn led the Gorillas with 18 kills. Morgan Voorhes added 15 kills and 12 digs. Kelley Bugler added 13 kills and led the team with six blocks. Setter Becca Pearson also recorded a double-double as she had a career-high 50 assists and added 14 digs. Christa McCaw led the team in the digs column with 21.

Pitt State has the next eight days off before returning to action on November 4 and 5 at Washburn and Emporia State.