Women's Volleyball Finishes Regular Season With a Win in Five Sets at Alma

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ALMA, Mich. - The Adrian College women's volleyball team end the regular season on a high note, winning on the road against Alma 3-2. Haley Mellon led the defensive effort with a team-high 30 digs in the match. 

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, Alma 2 (25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-7)

Location: Alma, Michigan (Art Smith Arena)

Records: Adrian (7-20, 6-10 MIAA), Alma (8-16, 5-11 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Adrian rallied from a four-point deficit, 13-9, to tie the first set at 14 before building a five-point lead and gaining the 1-0 set score lead. 

The Scots were the ones to rally in the second set and eventually evened up the match with a 25-19 set two win. 

The third set was a back and forth affair, but the Bulldogs scored three straight points to take the set 25-22 and gain the 2-1 set score advantage.

Adrian led early in the fourth before Alma pulled away and forced a fifth and final set after a 25-18 win.

In the fifth, the Scots jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but the Bulldogs would knot things up with a four-point run of their own. Adrian jumped out to an 8-5 lead and never looked back, taking the set and the match with a 15-7 win.

TOP DOGS

Grace Welch led the Bulldog attack with eight kills.

Merina Poupard and Alex Tobler also contributed offensively with seven kills each.

Madison Federmeyer helped with six kills in the match.

Samantha Henwood paced the Adrian offense with 16 assists.

Liz Susitko also helped the offense with 13 assists.

• Mellon added one assist to her team-leading 30 digs. 

THE OPPOSITION

• Georgia Miller led the Scots with 11 kills.

• Kara Muxlow also helped the Alma attack with 10 kills.

• Dakota Pelach set the tone offensively with 20 assists.

• Haley Novak also tallied 19 assists.

• Pelach also led the Comets with 21 digs.

• Brooke Mason helped defensively with 20 digs.

SEASON WRAP UP

With the win, Adrian finishes the regular season with a win and improves to 7-20 overall and 6-10 in the MIAA.

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