Despite 3-1 loss to Omaha, Columbus Fury still in contention for PVF Playoff spot; Stringer, Perez and Jones meet with Media (Part 1)

By Annie Walker

Tori Stringer, Angel Perez and Rainelle Jones Fury talks to Media after 3-1 loss to Omaha, May 4, 2024 (photo by Stuart Mason)


Tori Stringer, Angel Perez, Rainelle Jones Part 1 Postgame Omaha 3 Fury 1 May 4 2024.mp3

Rainelle Jones knows she made a great play 5 4 2024 vs Omaha (photo by Zechariah Bowie, courtesy Fury Communications)


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Fury (8-13) fell 3-1 (26-24, 22-25, 18-25, 20-25) to Omaha (14-7) on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena.

Set One

The two teams came out looking evenly matched in the first set as the Fury needed an extra point to eke out the 26-24 first set win. Reagan Cooper dominated for Columbus with eight kills on a 40% attacking percentage. The Fury defense looked strong, as well, holding Omaha to an attacking percentage of just 11% in the opening set. Setter Tori Stringer also looked good in the set with 15 assists, eight digs and a kill.

Set Two

Omaha flipped the script in the second set with a much stronger attack and overwhelming defense. The Supernovas brought their attacking percentage up to 20% while limiting the Fury to just 9% attacking in the second. Cooper once again led the Fury attack with five kills in the set.

Set Three

The Fury stayed with Omaha for most of the third set, but couldn’t rally back after a seven-point run that gave the Supernovas a 24-17 lead. Columbus struggled to defend Omaha’s attack as Bethania De La Cruz tallied seven kills for the Supernovas, and Brooke Nuneviller added five of her own.

Set Four

Columbus continued to struggle on the attack in the fourth set. The Fury were led by Kipp, who added up five kills, and Kaitlyn Hord, who went two-for-two on attacks. Jenaisya Moore also checked into the game for the Fury and logged two digs.

Up Next

The Fury will go again on Tuesday in San Diego. They will take on the Mojo at 10 p.m. EST.


Omaha and Columbus playing on Teacher’s Night (photo by Zechariah Bowie, courtesy Fury Communications)