Bulldogs Fall in Tough Five Set Road Matchup with Thunder

Bulldogs Fall in Tough Five Set Road Matchup with Thunder

ANGOLA, Ind. – The Adrian College women's volleyball team dropped a close contest at Trine University on Tuesday evening, its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) contest of the season.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Trine 3, Adrian 2 (20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-3)

Location: Angola, Ind. (Hershey Hall – Trine University)

Records: Trine 9-5, Adrian 4-7

HOW IT HAPPENED

Adrian College never trailed in the opening-set, despite the score being tied many times in the early goings. AC took control behind an eight-point run to make the score 15-7. The run featured two kills from Alex Tobler, a kill from Korbyn Koerner and Madison Federmeyer and a service ace by Liz Susitko which forced a Thunder timeout. Despite attempts by the hosts to mount a comeback, the Bulldogs put the set to bed with a 25-20 win.

Set two went much differently, as Trine actually led a majority of the stanza, with the score knotted several times. Adrian saw its first lead at 13-12 behind a Federmeyer kill, controlling the lead by two points for several plays. The set was close all the way up to the end, with the Bulldogs winning by the required margin of two, going on a three-point run at the end to do so.

The third and fourth sets were won by Trine (25-21 and 25-19), forcing a tie-breaking fifth set, which also seemed to go in favor of the Thunder (15-3).

TOP DOGS

  • Alex Tobler led AC offensively, posting a team best 12 kills. She also contributed eight digs, two assists, a service ace and a block assist, Tobler currently leads the squad in kills with 128.

  • Not far behind Tobler on the stat sheet was Korbyn Koerner with 10 kills, while she lead the Bulldogs in blocks with four (1 solo, 3 assists). Koerner added two digs.

  • Again leading the team in assists was Liz Susitko with 29, extending her team-lead to 352 thus far. She also posted 15 digs and three kills.

  • Freshman Katelyn Bergman earned herself an honorable mention with three block solos to help the Bulldog defense. 

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs return home for the first time in nearly a month, continues their conference slate with a 1 p.m. matchup with Albion.

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