Spooky season is coming to an end. Unfortunately, the nightmare continues for Minnesota State Volleyball.
Over the weekend, the Mavericks departed on what was the final road trip of the regular season. The team was unsuccessful as it resulted in back-to-back losses, extending its losing streak to seven. It also marked the team going an entire month without a single win, with the last victory being an Oct. 8 win against Bemidji State.
The team’s first stop on the road was a matchup against the University of Sioux Falls Cougars Friday. During the contests, the Mavericks did not make it easy for the Cougars. The first two sets were within two points.
One player who shined was sophomore outside hitter Emma Loveall who added nine more kills on the season. However, even with her outstanding play, it was not enough. Entering the third set, they unfortunately struggled and fell short as the Cougars jumped out to a massive lead and sealed the game.
The second day, the team made a pit stop in Marshall for a Saturday afternoon matchup against the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs. Even though they were unsuccessful in securing a win, they certainly did not make it easy for the Mustangs.
While the first two sets saw a repeating trend of falling behind, the third set was where the Mavericks shined. Both teams were deadlocked matching point for point. However, the heroics were for naught as the Mustangs claimed victory off an error by junior middle blocker Sophie Tietz and ended a great performance.
With the team finally finished with travel for the season, the Mavericks prepare to bring a close to their season. With a record of 6-20, the team looks to salvage what they can as they prepare for the final two games of the year.
Header Photo: Volleyball will play their next game Friday against Wayne State at home at 6 p.m. (Dylan Engel/The Reporter)
Write to Charlie Groebner at Charles.Groebner@mnsu.edu