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Volleyball Comes Back to Beat Crown 3-1

last modified 2012-10-20 02:45 PM

ST. BONIFACIUS, Minn. - The MLC volleyball team overcame a first-set loss to beat Crown 3-1 by the scores of 23-25, 25-9, 25-20 and 25-16 Saturday afternoon.

Volleyball Comes Back to Beat Crown 3-1

Rachel Larson had nine blocks in a win at Crown

The Knights got off to a sluggish start to the match, committing ten hitting errors as Crown took a 1-0 lead by winning the set 25-23.

MLC would take over from there, dominating the second set and then finishing strong in each of the final two sets to take the match in four.

After hitting .115 in the first set with those ten errors, the Knights committed only seven hitting errors in the final three games. MLC finished the match with an attack percentage of .287, and hit .400 or better in the second and fourth sets.

Rebecca Engelbrecht finished off a very strong weekend, leading the Knights with 25 kills and hitting .467 for the match. She also added a team-best 26 digs.

Miranda Maasz tied the school record in Friday's game with 62 assists, and had another big match Saturday with 54 assists. She also had 15 digs in the match.

Defensively, Rachel Larson led the effort up front with nine block assists, while Jennifer Draeger tied Maasz for second on the team with 15 digs in the back row.

MLC improved to 13-11 overall and 7-4 in the UMAC, while Crown dropped to 3-23 on the season and 1-10 in conference play.

The Knights will return to action on Wednesday, October 24, when they host Bethany Lutheran in a match scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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