MILWAUKEE -- Alverno College was unable to overcome 36 attack errors and lost to Milwaukee School of Engineering 3-1 tonight in a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference match in Reiman Gymnasium.
The visiting Raiders (8-10, 2-3 NACC) connected for .208 of their attacks, 43 kills and just 13 errors, balanced evenly amongst five attackers.
"We're almost there," said Alverno Head Coach Jimmy Muñoz. "It's a work in progress, but I think we're improving. These losses stink, we all hate them, but it's a long journey and we're on the right track."
MSOE opened the match with 25-19 and 25-23 set wins before the Inferno rallied for a 25-21 third-set win.
Alverno led 19-17 in the fourth, but the Raiders took eight of the final nine points, partly due to five Inferno attack errors for the 25-20 victory in the final frame.
Trepp and Ortner both collected double-doubles with 24 and 18 digs, while Danielle Schilawski added 21 for the Inferno defense.
Alverno returns to NACC action tomorrow night at Dominican University. First serve with the Stars is 6 p.m. in River Forest, Ill.