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The loss, coupled with Drake's five-set win versus Evansville, brings the Ramblers' season to an end. Loyola more than tripled its win total from 2017 (5).Loyola led by as many as three points in the opening set and appeared headed for a victory whenkill pushed the advantage to 23-20. But Laynie Dake and Natali Petrova delivered two kills apiece as part of a set-closing 5-0 run that gave Missouri State a 25-20 win.That heartbreaking setback seemed to take the wind out of the Ramblers' sails, leading to the Bears jumping out to a 14-5 lead at the outset of the second set. Loyola scratched and clawed its way back into contention, getting within three points on pair of occasions, the last coming when Spieker slammed a kill that trimmed the deficit to 20-17.