ALLENDALE, Mich. – No. 20 Michigan Tech fell 3-2 Saturday (Mar. 27) at Grand Valley State in a five-setter that went over two hours lengthy. The Huskies received the second and fourth units earlier than the Lakers received 15-13 within the fifth.
“That was an actual battle,” Tech coach Matt Jennings stated. “It definitely wasn’t the end result we needed, however I am glad we did not go down with out a battle.
“I feel their blocking began to put on us down some after we got here out a bit flat and so they capitalized on a few of our psychological errors. Apart from that, it was a grudge match with two good groups enjoying laborious to the wire.”
Tech trailed 21-17 earlier than battling again to a 24-all tie. GVSU received a kill after which an attacking error on the Huskies to go up 1-0 after a 26-24 win.
The second set had 11 ties. Tech trailed 23-21 earlier than back-to-back kills by Jillian Kuizenga tied it once more. The Lakers took the setpoint lead earlier than a kill by Anna Jonynas and a pair of attacking errors by the house staff tied the match after Tech received 26-24.
GVSU (9-3) led all through the third set after constructing a 15-10 lead and shutting on a 7-3 run to win 25-18.
Three straight kills by Kaycee Meiners, Laura De Marchi, and Janie Grindland in the course of the fourth put the Black and Gold up 16-11. The Huskies maintained the lead and received to setpoint after an attacking error on the Lakers. Grindland hit down the match-tying kill for a 25-21 Tech win.
The Lakers by no means trailed within the fifth. They used a 7-2 run to take a 14-9 match level lead. The Huskies did not go quietly, scoring 4 straight factors with a pair of kills by Anna Jonynas, one other one by Kaycee Meiners, and an attacking error on the house staff. The Lakers lastly received the victory after Sarah Wight and Jaelianna Primus teamed up on a block.
As a staff, Tech had extra kills and digs than the Lakers. Laura De Marchi set a brand new career-high with 65 assists whereas additionally including 13 digs and 6 kills.
“We had been a set win away from sweeping the weekend,” added Jennings. “To return out with a break up on the street, whereas not best, is sufficient to hold us equipped for the ultimate two weeks of the season. Now we flip our consideration to Northern.”
Tech wraps up the common season in opposition to No. 21 Northern Michigan subsequent weekend. The groups will meet in Houghton Friday and Marquette Saturday.