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Late Huntington Runs Doom Maple Leafs In Busy Week's Opener
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Huntington (10-13; 5-7)222525252
Goshen (10-12; 3-7)252217141
Goshen, IN
HuntingtonIndv. LeadersGoshen
2 Players (#7,#11) - 11Kills #12 Lindsay McQuinn - 8
2 Players (#11,#20) - 5Blocks #12 Lindsay McQuinn - 4
#1 Kate Cobb - 18Digs #22 MacKinnon Tracy - 16
#13 Nicole Flickinger - 2Aces 5 Players - 1
HuntingtonTeam StatisticsGoshen
0.115Hitting %: 0.057
12.0Blocks: 8.0
72Digs: 67
5Aces: 5
Women's Volleyball - Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Tony Miller
Sports Information Director

GOSHEN, Ind. — Eight winners from Lindsay McQuinn, seven from Natalie Omtvedt, a first-set win and a six-point rally to tie the second set were not enough for the Goshen College women's volleyball team Wednesday night in a four-set loss to Huntington University at Gunden Gymnasium.

After splitting the first 10 points with the score tied at every opportunity, Goshen (10-13, 3-8 Crossroads League) used a 10-3 run in the middle of the first set to turn an 8-5 hole into a 15-11 advantage. McQuinn added two kills and a block in that spurt. After Huntington tied the score at 19, the Maple Leafs got four kills from four players as part of a 5-1 run to get five game points and win the opener 25-22.

Huntington (11-13, 6-7) took its turn at a mid-set run in the second stanza, turning a 9-8 lead into a 14-9 one behind an Ariene Butler ace and four winners from four different players. The lead reached its zenith at 19-12 and got as far as 21-15. Goshen wouldn't go quietly, however, as an Omtvedt kill sparked a 6-0 run to tie the match. After the teams traded points to make it 22-all, two Josie Beaver kills bookended a setting error to square the match as the visitors got a 25-22 win of their own.

The Foresters pulled away early in the third period, using two 4-0 runs to take leads of 5-1 and 11-3 en route to a 25-17 victory, then goaded the Maple Leafs into more errors than kills over the final stanza and finishing the match with seven points in a row to claim a 25-14 win. Huntington hit .115 for the match compared to Goshen's .057.

Beaver and Tailor Schultheis led all players with 11 winners for HU while Beaver and Lauren Cresse each added a match-high five blocks. Huntington finished the match with 12 stuffs, including two solos, to Goshen's seven. McQuinn's four blocks paced the Maple Leafs: she and Darienne Maust were the only Goshen players to post solos.

Huntington's Kate Cobb led all players with 18 digs, two more than teammate Mikayla Carpenter and Goshen's MacKinnon Tracy: all three players spent at least part of the match as their team's libero. Each team posted five aces: Nicole Flickinger, who had two for the visitors, was the only player with more than one.

The Maple Leafs run the gauntlet at the top of the Crossroads League standings this weekend, facing the two teams tied for first with about 18 hours between matches. Marian University visits Goshen's House That Ruth Built on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday at 3 p.m.