Maverick volleyball extends its winning streak to 6 games

Jenna Peterson
Staff Writer

The Minnesota State Mavericks volleyball team traveled to Bemidji and Crookston and were able to finish with two more wins.

On Friday, the Mavericks and Bemidji State Beavers faced off at 6 p.m. 

In the first set, the Beavers took a 5-1 run, until the Mavericks were able to catch up and take a 5-2 run of their own. The rest of the set went back and forth, but after the Beavers timeout to strategize, resulted in a 25-12 win for the opposing team.

It didn’t take long for the Mavericks to bounce back in the second set, starting with a 6-1 lead, all because of two service aces from junior Alivia Garbe.

The Beavers tried to make a comeback, but when the game was tied at 23, junior Mara Quam was able to drill back to back service aces for a Maverick win.

Set number three had a quick lead for the Mavericks, where they had a 13-6 run. The Beavers attempted to come back and score more points, but the Mavericks took the set 25-18.

The last and final set was another quick start for the Mavericks with a 9-5 run. The goal for the Mavericks was clear and they took the set 25-23.

Garbe ended the game with 17 kills and 11 digs, all the while senior Morgan Olson had 15 kills.

Sophomore Dana Schindler lead the team offensively with 38 assists.

The Mavericks continued its adrenalin from the previous day against Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles, starting with a 6-1 lead in the first set; this early lead allowed the Mavericks to win 25-14.

In the second set, the lead was going back and forth between both teams until the Golden Eagles took the win 27-25. 

The third and fourth set went to the Mavericks due to its strong lead right away, with the scores 25-21 and 25-9.

Olson lead the team with 17 kills while Quam had 23 digs.

The Mavericks will be facing the St. Cloud State Huskies 6 p.m., Friday. This will also be Parents’ Night for the Maverick parents. They’ll follow that up with a game against Minnesota Duluth on Saturday.

Header photo courtesy of MSU Athletics.

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