Mavericks shut down the Marauders over the weekend

The Minnesota State Mankato volleyball defeated the University of Mary in three sets over the weekend in Bresnan Arena.

From the beginning of the match, both teams displayed incredible rallies, but the Mavs took the lead from the Marauders.

The Mavericks took a great lead of 20-4 in the first set, putting on a lot of pressure. The marauder didn’t give up,  but the lead was too big.  The Mavericks took the first set 25-6

The second set started with the serve of MSU sophomore, Brooke Bolwerk,. The Marauders took the lead at one point with furious attacks and good defense. Both teams’ spikers performed wonderful feints as having two blockers up in rotation. MSU junior Sophie Tietz  finally leveled the score. With Maci Higgins serving the Mavs took the lead with the score of 15-14.

The Mavs ended up winning the second set with the close lead of 25-22

The Marauders showed  incredible sportsmanship and fight until the end. As in the match point the marauder almost reached the 21-point mark, but the last point ended up in favor of the Mavericks.  The final score for set three was 25-20

The team’s next match is 4 p.m. today at Bresnan Arena against Concordia-St. Paul.

Header Photo: The team is set to play today at 4 p.m. in the Bresnan Arena against Concordia-St. Paul. (Ayan Muhammad/The Reporter)

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