The Fury Return Home to Host Vegas On Monday Night

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Coming off an impressive road sweep, the Columbus Fury (2-2) return to Nationwide Arena on Monday night to host the Vegas Thrill (2-4). The Fury have won consecutive matches and will look to protect home court from the team they just played on the road. Vegas and Columbus played on Saturday night and have a quick turnaround to make adjustments from the last match. 

Fury Players to Watch

Megan Courtney Lush has improved with each match, notching a double-double in the team's win over Omaha and nearly reaching those numbers again with 10 kills and nine digs in the win over the Thrill. She has three blocks on the season as well and notched her first ace of the year in the win at Vegas. As she gets more comfortable on the attack she will be another strong weapon opposite Reagan Cooper. 

Kaitlyn Hord continues to be a positive force on the court for the Fury. She rarely makes mistakes, she has just three attacking errors in four matches, and continues to bring the needed intangibles to succeed on the court. Hord totaled four kills in limited attack attempts in Vegas but also added four blocks and two aces. Her ability to make smart plays and limit mistakes makes her tough to defend.

Fury Fast Facts

  • The Fury totaled nine aces in the win over Vegas, for their highest team total of the season.
  • Hord had a season-high four blocks in the match, while both Courtney Lush and Cooper notched their first aces of the year.
  • Ivania Ortiz had a standout match against Vegas at the sevice line with three aces in a five-point span.

Notes on the Thrill

  • Despite the loss to the Fury on Saturday, Hannah Maddux had her most efficient offensive match of the year totaling 15 kills on a .520 hitting percentage.
  • Khat Bell was kept in check in the first set against Columbus, getting blocked three times, and forcing a lineup change for sets two and three.
  • Alisha Glass Childress had a great match for the Thrill on Saturday with 40 assists, three blocks, and five digs. 

League Standings

Team Record Pct. Home Away
Atlanta 4-2 .667 2-1 2-1
Omaha 5-3 .625 2-2 3-1
Grand Rapids 3-2 .600 2-1 1-1
Columbus 2-2 .500 1-0 1-2
Orlando 3-4 .429 2-2 1-2
Vegas 2-4 .333 1-3 1-1
San Diego 1-3 .250 1-0 0-3