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Maple Leafs Hit Way Past IUSB After Dropping Opener To Siena Heights
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Final - Women's Volleyball123F
South Bend, Ind.
GOC2017WIndv. LeadersSHWVB
2 Players (#10,#14) - 8Kills #7 Elizabeth Breton - 11
#9 Darienne Maust - 6Blocks #16 Ashleigh Shay - 5
#5 Ally Roehr - 11Digs #20 Gabby Kalugar - 23
#6 Hallie Vanitvelt - 2Aces 3 Players - 1
GOC2017WTeam StatisticsSHWVB
.049Hitting %: .197
9.0Blocks: 10.0
51Digs: 58
3Aces: 3
Women's Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 9, 2017

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Darienne Maust racked up six blocks in one match and 17 kills in the other as the Goshen College women's volleyball team split a pair of contests Saturday, losing to Siena Heights in three sets before edging Indiana University South Bend in four at the latter school's Student Activities Center.

The Saints out-hit Goshen .197 to .049 in the opener, claiming the win by margins of 25-20, 25-15 and 25-17. What the match lacked in positive results for the Maple Leafs it had in consistency, as Siena Heights had either 12 or 13 winners in each set to Goshen's 9 or 10. Elizabeth Breton led the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference club with 11 winners while Christy Swartzendruber and Natalie Omtvedt each finished with eight for GC (7-6, 0-2).

Siena Heights (11-1) pushed Goshen into 23 attack errors, including 10 blocks, of which Ashleigh Shay had a team-high five. The Maple Leafs racked up nine, six of which came from Maust and three of which were solos. Meghan Gerke and Lindsay McQuinn added three stuffs each.

Neither team served more than four straight points in much of the opening stanza, although SHU used three of those four-point runs to take a 15-6 lead. Hallie Vanitvelt added two aces as GC ran off five straight points late in the set. The Michigan side used two four-point runs and a six-point spurt to jump ahead 17-6 in the second period and 18-11 in the third.

Gabby Kalugar led all players with 23 digs for Siena Heights: Ally Roehr added 11 and Christy Swartzendruber 10 for GC.

Maust, Omtvedt and Gerke combined for more than two-thirds of Goshen's 60 winners in the nightcap, putting up 17, 13 and 11 respectively. Goshen hit .240 for the match but just .078 in the opening set, which was tied at every number between 14 and 20 before IUSB (4-6) won the final six points for a 25-20 win.

GC responded with a pair of 25-18 set wins, taking a two-sets-to-one lead behind 31 kills and a .325 clip in those two periods. The sets were bookended by 10-2 Maple Leaf runs that started the second and ended the third.

Each team fired 18 winners in the fourth and final set: while they combined for 33 side-outs in 50 points, the lone tie came at 24-all. Goshen never trailed in the fourth but never led by more than four points, either, in a 26-24 win.

Ashley McClintock posted 16 kills and Sarah Allison 15 for IUSB, which finished with nine fewer kills than Goshen on 15 fewer attempts. Jadalyn Tindall paced all players with 36 assists for the hosts: in Goshen's ledger, Roehr finished with 28 and Vanitvelt 20. Taylor Eash had a hand in five of Goshen's seven blocks, all of which were assisted.

Goshen returns to conference play for its next eight matches and the rest of the month: the Maple Leafs start that stretch by facing Saint Francis at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gunden Gymnasium.