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Women’s Volleyball bests Prairie Fire

October 30, 2015

Michelle Ravel - The Courier

The Fighting Scots Women’s Volleyball team had lost nine straight before their victory over Knox College on Tuesday. The Scots took the court against the Prairie and were able to take 3 out of the four matches played to secure their victory.

The Scots began their match against Knox college with a pre-game celebration of the team’s seniors. The Prairie Fire took an early lead over the Scots by taking the first set 26-24. Monmouth came back and bested Knox in the second match 26-24. The Scots then proceeded to take the final two sets by outscoring the Prairie Fire 50-26.

Seniors Quincy Merritt and Alanna Trettin helped lead the Scots to victory by combining for a total of 26 kills, three assists, 30 points for the Scots. Senior Johnna Schultz also came up big for the Scots by putting up her second highest assist total of the season with 49 assists against Knox College.

“We have really come together this year as a team,” said sophomore Bridgett Rayhill. “Our record doesn’t necessarily show it, but we have put in a lot of work and grown as a program. Many people are trying new spots and positions that they have never played before, so it has been a learning experience for the whole team this year.”

Michelle Ravel - The Courier

Over fall break, the Scot’s went on the road for three straight conference matches. The Scots took on Carroll University, Ripon College, and Cornell College in hopes of halting their four game losing streak. Despite putting up a good fight against all of their opponents, the Scots dropped their three Midwest Conference matches.

Following their tough road trip, the team traveled to Decatur, Illinois to participate in the Millikin Tournament on October 24th. Their first opponent was Central College. The Scots stayed close in the first three sets, but came up just short in all of them. They dropped set number one 25-19, the second set 25-21, and the third set 25-20.

In their second matchup of the tournament, they faced the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Monmouth gave their opponent a good match but came up short in the first three sets.

The Scots now sit at 2-7 in conference play with an 8-18 record on the season. Monmouth College will take on their conference rival Grinnell College at home Friday at 7 P.M. The Scots match against the Pioneers will be their last regular season match of the year.

Nate Jacobs
Contributing Writer

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