Women’s volleyball team loses in three sets at Saint Mary’s

Women’s volleyball team loses in three sets at Saint Mary’s

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Olivet College volleyball team fell to Saint Mary's (Ind.) College in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) match this evening at the Angela Athletic Center in Notre Dame, Indiana. The Belles won in three sets 25-20, 25-22, 25-18.

Final Score: Saint Mary's def. Olivet 25-20, 25-22, 25-18
Location: Angela Athletic Center; Notre Dame, Ind.
Records: Olivet 11-10 overall, 1-3 MIAA; Saint Mary's 9-10 overall, 1-2 MIAA

  • Early in the first set, neither team led by more than two points. The Belles took the largest lead for either team at 18-15. The Comets closed the gap to two points, 19-17, before Saint Mary's close the set on a 6-3 run to win it 25-20.
  •  In the second set, Olivet held an 8-5 lead. The Belles answered with a 7-1 scoring run to go up 12-9. The Comets responded with their own 7-1 run to take the lead back, 16-13. Saint Mary's scored four straight points to re-gain the lead 17-16. The teams traded points to create three tied scores. Following the last one at 20-20, the Belles put the next two points on the scoreboard and did not look back for the rest of the set, winning it 25-22.
  • There were seven tied scores to start the third set. After the final time at 7-7, the Comets went on a 5-0 run to gain a 12-7 lead. The Belles came back with a 6-1 run to level the score at 13-13. The teams exchanged points to create two more ties at 14-14 and 15-15. Saint Mary's ended the set on a 10-3 run for a 25-18 victory.

  • Nicole Lukens led all players with 26 kills and 22 digs.
  • Lindsey Pelletier finished with 12 kills and a .478 attack percentage.
  • Morgan VanderWey dished out 45 set assists.
  • Audrey Shannon collected 21 digs.

  • Olivet hosts Adrian College Saturday morning at 11 a.m.