GOSHEN, Ind. – After seeing their four-match win streak snapped by rival Bethel Friday night, head coach Jim Routhier said, "We have to let this match go. It is over and we need to move on."
The next day the Goshen College volleyball team took struggled to do just that. After honoring seniors Hannah Grieser and Karina Rohrer-Meck pre-match, the Leafs quickly fell in a 2-0 hole and looked to be headed to their second loss in less than 24 hours.
Then, it all changed in a hurry. The Leafs rallied to win the next three defeating visiting University of Saint Francis 23-25, 13-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-11.
In the first two sets, Goshen had exactly the same amount of hitting errors as they did kills (15-15). Despite winning the third and fourth sets, they were still struggling with efficiency. Tto close the match out in the fifth, though, they pounded down nine kills on 26 attempts (two errors) for a hitting percentage of .269.
Goshen (13-16, 8-9 Crossroads League) looks to get to .500 in league play for the first time this season when they travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wednesday for the regular-season conference finale.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Maple Leafs had their four-match winning streak snapped by host Bethel College Friday night with the Pilots taking a Crossroads League match up 23-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-16.
"We had a good first set and worked hard at the net, but they beat us on short tips and beat our middles," Routhier said. "Stacy Wyse played a very hard game, doing everything she could to win the match."
Wyse finished with a match-high 29 assists, while completing a double-double with 10 digs. She was one of four Maple Leafs in double digits in digs, including Missy Mackowiak who posted 20.
Sophomore Jaime Stack had a big offensive night, pounding a match-high 15 kills (.263 hitting), while Sam Heberling led Goshen with six blocks.