Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern Mary Kate Rumbaugh
WATERBURY, Conn. – Despite putting down more kills than Post, the Wilmington University women's volleyball team also recorded 38 errors in a 3-2 loss at the Drubner Center on Saturday afternoon.
Set points for each set were, 25-20, 24-26, 19-25, 25-22, and 13-15.
The Wildcats (19-12, 11-6 CACC) got out to a quick start, winning the first set, thanks to an early 10-2 lead, but the Eagles (5-24, 5-13 CACC) would rally in the second set, holding off the Wildcats' 24-23 lead, securing the final three points to tie the match up at 1-1.
A 2-0 lead for Post in the third set would give them the lead for the remainder of the set. A kill from Emma Kongevold would put the Wildcats down by one, but the Eagles would hold off WilmU, 25-19 to take a 2-1 lead.
Down 11-7, the Wildcats were able to secure five straight points including kills from Angel Oliver and Rebecca Rawlinson to take a 12-11 lead. The set would tie 10 times, before Bailey Andrews started a 3-0 run to force a fifth and final set.
Wilmington would jump out to a 6-2 lead, but the Eagles would stick around to decrease the Wildcats' lead to one, making it, 9-8. Rebecca Rawlinson would put WilmU up 12-10, but four straight points would give the Eagles match point, forcing WilmU into a timeout. Angel Oliver kept the Wildcats alive with a kill to make it 14-12, but Post would have the final answer on a kill to steal the match.
Mandy Behiels would lead the Wildcats with 18 kills and six digs. Rebecca Rawlinson and Bailey Andrews both recorded 16 kills in the loss. Sarah Couch dished out 53 assists and 11 digs for the double-double, while Elly Collins also recorded a double-double with 23 digs and 10 assists. Angel Oliver added seven kills and four blocks.
The Wildcats will have their final regular season home game on Wednesday night when Holy Family comes to the Complex. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.