PLYMOUTH, Wis. -- Host Lakeland College outmatched Alverno College on Wednesday evening and took the contest in straight sets in the Inferno's final road match of the season.
The Muskies (19-11, 8-2 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference) held a 37-22 advantage on kills, controlled attack percentage .250 to .040, and served up an 8-1 edge on aces.
After losing the first and second sets 25-8 and 25-12, the Inferno (11-13, 1-9 NACC) didn't go down without swinging in the third.
The Inferno led 24-21 and looked as though it would send the match to a fourth set, but after a Lakeland kill and an Alverno attack error, the Muskies served a pair of back-to-back aces to take a 25-24 lead.
The Muskies committed an attack error of their own to tie up the set at 25 apiece, but would finish off the match with a kill and a block for the 27-25 final.
The Inferno closes out the season on Saturday as it hosts Concordia University Chicago at 6 p.m. in Reiman Gymnasium.