Volleyball Win Streak Ends in Loss at NWC
ST. PAUL - The MLC volleyball team saw its five-game win streak end in a 3-0 loss at Northwestern Friday night by the scores of 25-20, 25-18 and 25-14.
The Knights rallied in the first set after falling behind 6-0 to tie the score at 19-19, but the Eagles scored six of the final seven points to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, MLC built a 14-9 lead in the early going, but NWC rallied to tie the game at 17-17, and once again closed with a flurry as it won the second set 25-18.
NWC closed the match in the third, once again breaking open a close set. The Eagles held a two-point lead at 13-11 midway through the set, but finished the match on a 12-3 run.
Rachel Hein was the MLC leader with ten kills and four blocks. Leah Nass added five kills and two blocks. Jennifer Draeger and Alex Anthon each finisehd with eight digs for the Knights.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 8-8 overall and 2-1 in conference, while Northwestern improved to 11-7 on the season and 2-1 in UMAC competition.
The Knights will return to action tomorrow (Saturday, September 29) when they travel to North Central for a match scheduled to start at 1 p.m.