CWRU Volleyball Suffers 3-0 Setback to Mount Union

CWRU Volleyball Suffers 3-0 Setback to Mount Union

The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team saw its four match winning streak come to a close on Wednesday night with a 3-0 loss (25-21, 26-24, 25-20) to the University of Mount Union at Horsburgh Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio.

The loss dropped the Spartans to 5-3 overall, while Mount Union, which received votes in the latest AVCA poll, remained perfect on the year with a 9-0 record.

Sophomore Brianna Lemon paced the squad with nine kills, with freshman Anna Jaskoviak and sophomores Karley King and Haley Sims each chipping in with eight kills apiece.  Sophomore setter Faith Ellis added 23 assists in the match, and Lemon had a Spartan-best 10 digs in the match.

The first set of the match featured 10 ties and four lead changes.  The Spartans led late, 17-16, but Mount Union would win the next four points, eventually closed out the set with a 25-21 win.  The second set saw the Spartans take late leads of 22-20 and 24-23, but the Raiders would score the final three points of the set for a 26-24 win.  CWRU would hit .393 in the third set, but another strong finish by Mount Union allowed the Raiders to clinch the match with a 25-20 win in the final set.

Mount Union's Madelin DeBease finished with a match-best 12 kills, while Brooke Knollman hit .588 with 11 kills on Wednesday for the Purple Raiders.

The Spartans will be back in action this weekend at the Bengal Challenge, hosted by Buffalo State University in Buffalo, New York.  The Spartans will kick off play at the tournament against St. Lawrence College on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.