Belles Prevail Against Hornets

Box Score

  • Marielle Corbett led all players in the match with 20 kills on only 34 attempts.
  • Nicole Lukens picked up her second double-double in as many matches with 13 kills and 10 digs while chipping in three blocks.
  • Morgan VanderWey registered 45 assists and 10 digs, and Audrey Shannon posted a match-high 25 digs.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team earned a 3-1, (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 28-26) win at Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon.

The Belles bounced back from a second-set loss by gaining an early lead in the third set. An 8-0 run early in the stanza gave Saint Mary's a 16-5 lead, and the Belles had at least a six-point cushion over the Hornets for the remainder of the set.
 
The fourth set saw Kalamazoo and Saint Mary's battle in a tight match as the Belles tried to secure the win while the Hornets aimed to force a fifth set. Neither side had a lead larger than four points in the set. Kalamazoo closed in on taking the set by gaining an edge late with 23-21 and 24-22 leads. The Belles fought off set-point twice as Saint Mary's capitalized on a miscue by the Hornets and Rachel Bonek put down a timely kill. A few points later, it was Marielle Corbett who kept the Belles in the match with a kill to tie the score at 26-26. Nicole Lukens and Corbett put away the set and the match with consecutive kills to lift the Belles to the 28-26 fourth set decision.

Marielle Corbett led all players in the match with 20 kills on only 34 attempts. Nicole Lukens picked up her second double-double in as many matches with 13 kills and 10 digs while chipping in three blocks. Rachel Bonek added 11 kills and seven digs. Morgan VanderWey registered 45 assists and 10 digs, and Audrey Shannon posted a match-high 25 digs as the Belles picked up their tenth win of the season.

The Belles (10-7, 6-4 MIAA) host Calvin on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.