Victory slips out of volleyball’s hands

The team suffered defeat at the hands of the Golden Bears, losing on all three sets of the match.

Aaron Young
Staff Writer

This past Tuesday night, the Minnesota State volleyball team faced off against the Concordia Golden Bears, with the Bears taking all three sets from the Mavericks.

Concordia-St. Paul tops the conference, with a record of 9-2 overall and undefeated thus far in the conference, 3-0. 

Minnesota State is right behind them, at 9-2 overall, with a 2-1 record in the conference.

The match was even as a whole. The first set 25-22, and at one point, was 17-16 Concordia. The Bears countered, going on a 6-2 run, before the Mavericks responded back. However, they fell short.

The second set began strong for both teams but the Mavs couldn’t keep with the Bears and found themselves trailing 15-9. Eventually the Mavericks lost 25-15. 

The teams continued to trade points as Minnesota State trailed 20-14. The Golden Bears finished the set on a 5-1 run and defeated the Mavericks 25-15 in the second set.

Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul traded points early in the third set before the Mavericks went on a run and lead the third set 17-11, causing the Golden Bears to call a timeout.

A side out by the Golden Bears allowed the Mavericks to gain a 20-15 lead but Concordia-St. Paul went on a late surge to defeat Minnesota State 25-22 to win the final set and the match.

In the match, Minnesota State recorded 34 kills to Concordia-St. Paul’s 44 and failed to record any aces while the Golden Bears recorded 4.

Morgan Olson led Minnesota State with 12 kills in the match with a .400% hitting percentage. Lauren Lowry led the Mavericks in assists with 18 while Micayla Porter added 15.

The Mavericks will travel to Augustana Friday, Sept. 14th at 6 p.m., and to Wayne State Saturday, Sept. 15th at 2 p.m.

Feature photo by Maria Ly | MSU Reporter.

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