FORT WAYNE, Ind. – After a heartbreaker five-set loss to Bethel College Friday night, the Goshen College volleyball team bounced back with a 24-26, 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 victory at the University of Saint Francis Saturday night.
Sophomore Jaime Stack led all attackers with 15 kills and also posted a match-high 23 digs, junior Stacy Wyse had 38 assists, and sophomore Sam Heberling continued her return from an ankle injury with 11 kills for the Maple Leafs.
"It was nice to see Sam back on the court," head coach Jim Routhier said. "Jaime was hitting well and really put some balls away today. Stacy really had a workout today as our passing could have been a lot char per. She had to make some tough sets, including a few from her knees."
Justine Keiser led the hosts with 10 kills, while Daniele Hartmann added 22 digs as Saint Francis pushed Goshen in every set. All four frames were decided by three or fewer points, including the first and fourth which went past the 25-point threshold.
"A few times, we lost some focus and made some mental errors, but they kept their heads and focus to finish with the win," Routhier added.
Goshen (7-11, 3-6 Crossroads League) has completed the first half of league play and enters the bye week with a little bit of momentum. They are off until Friday when they host Davenport University.