GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goshen College volleyball team won its fourth in a row Wednesday night, equalling its longest winning streak of the season by defeating visiting Spring Arbor University 24-26, 25-15, 25-22, 25-17.
Coming off a big 3-0 showing last week - which included wins over Taylor, Huntington, and Grace – the Maple Leafs started slow on Wednesday. They allowed the visitors to slug .289 (13 kills) in the opening set as they fell behind early with a 26-24 defeat.
From there, though, it was all Goshen. They forced the Cougars into 26 hitting errors in the final three sets for a negative hitting percentage, while converting at .286 and .219 clips in the second and fourth sets, respectively which they won 25-15 and 25-17.
Junior Stacy Wyse continued to play the role of distributor, racking up 40 assists, her fifth-straight contest with at least 40. Senior Hannah Grieser also kept up the strong finish to her collegiate career with her fifth-straight double-digit kill performance with a team-high 14.
Sophomore's Jaime Stack and Melanie Meyer were also in double figures with 12 and 10 kills, respectively, while classmate Missy Mackowiak led all participants with 25 digs. Grieser (14 kills, 10 digs), Stack (12 kills, 15 digs), and Wyse (40 assists, 11 digs) all recorded double-doubles on the night.
Apart from league-leading Indiana Wesleyan (18-match winning streak), the Maple Leafs are tied for the hottest team in Crossroads League play with four-straight wins. The team they are tied with, Bethel College, is their next opponent as Goshen (12-15, 7-8 CL) travels to Mishawaka Friday night. The Leafs will be back at Gunden Gymnasium on Saturday for Senior Day against the University of Saint Francis.