FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Alverno College took Marian University to five sets, but fell to the host team, 3-2, Tuesday night in Sadoff Gymnasium.
Down 19-16 in the fourth, the Inferno (7-19, 0-9 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference) outscored the Sabres 9-2 to close out the set and force a fifth and deciding frame.
Marian (5-20, 3-6 NACC) scored two straight points for an 8-6 lead in the fifth and led the rest of the way for the match victory (25-13, 23-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-8). The Sabres registered a .400 attack percentage in the fifth and did not commit an error in the set.
Melissa Weyand recorded her seventh double-double of the season with a team-high 16 kills and 18 digs, and added a pair of service aces for Alverno. Cailey Jeske aided the attack with 10 kills, while Jessica Wewers added nine.
Meranda Masse had a season-high 37 assists as the Inferno connected for 45 kills -- the team's most in over a month -- and added 10 digs for her second double-double of 2015.
Alverno closes out the home portion of its schedule Friday as it hosts Concordia University Wisconsin at 7 p.m. in Reiman Gymnasium.