MILWAUKEE, WIS.--The Alverno College volleyball team lost in close contest to NACC competitor MSOE Friday evening.
The Raiders opened with a fast start as they collected a 9-5 advantage. However, a five point swing for Alverno gave the Inferno their first lead of the set at 10-9. A 6-0 run later in the set expanded the Inferno lead at 18-14. MSOE did not waiver as they regained the set at 21-18 forcing an Inferno timeout. MSOE went on to take the first at 26-24.
Both teams continued the back and forth affair in the second set. A kill by Lauryn Young and a Raider attack error helped the Inferno hold the set at 11-9. Alverno was able to fend off the Raider comeback attack to claiming the set 25-21.
MSOE once again started the third set with a fast 7-4 advantage. Later, two straight set errors from Alverno saw the Raider lead climb to 18-10. A final attack error for the Inferno sealed the set in favor of MSOE 25-12.
Alverno came out in in the final set sticking with the Raider attack tying the game at 7 early. However, the Inferno were unable to minamize their mistakes. A 3-0 run for the Raiders to close the set, saw the victory go in their favor 3-1.
Alverno looks to rebound as they welcome Concordia Wisconsin to Reiman Gymnasium Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.