Adrian Fight #11 Hope to Five, Before Falling 3-2

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's volleyball played No. 11 Hope tough, falling in the fifth and final set 15-11.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Hope 3, Adrian 2 (23-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-12, 15-11).

Location: Adrian, Mich. (MSFC)

Record: Hope (22-4, 12-2), Adrian (14-12, 8-6)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Both teams would trade set wins with Adrian jumping out to a 1-0 lead, winning the first set 25-23.

• Hope would rally, taking the second set 25-19 to knot the score up, 1-1.

• The Bulldogs would take the 2-1 lead after winning the third set 25-22.

• The Flying Dutch would put the match away winning the fourth and fifth sets, 25-12, and 15-11.

TOP DOGS

Sydney Martines had a season-high 15 kills to lead the Bulldog offense with teammate Margo Joubran who also had 15 kills. Joubran also tallied 21 digs to earn another double-double.

Cassadine Reed tallied nine kills and a match-high seven block assists.

Jenai White contributed five kills and four block assists to the cause.

Marisa Dion registered 39 assists to pace the Adrian offense.

Haley Mellon had 21 digs and one assist.

THE OPPOSITION

• Katie Rietberg (16 kills), Vanessa Reynhout (15 kills) and Courtney Van Houzen (14 kills) led the Hope offense.

• Sophia Hackett had a match-high 55 assists. She also tallied 13 digs.

• Alexis Thompson had a match-high 31 digs.

MIAA STANDINGS

• With the win, the Flying Dutch remain in the second spot in the MIAA standings with a 12-2 conference record.

• With the loss and the St. Mary's win over Olivet, the Bulldogs (8-6, MIAA) fall to the fourth spot in the league standings and are now one game back from the Belles (9-5, MIAA) in third.

 UP NEXT

• Adrian remains home to host Olivet this Friday, October 28 a 6:30 p.m. The match is Senior Night (the senior recognition ceremony will take place following the end of the varsity match).

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