Volleyball stings Jackets in straight sets

(Brennan Izzo / Heidelberg Athletics)
(Brennan Izzo / Heidelberg Athletics)

TIFFIN -- For the second straight match, the Heidelberg University volleyball team won in consecutive sets. The Berg defeated Defiance College 25-12, 25-20, 25-13 on Tuesday evening.

Morgan Strenk led the attack with 12 kills for the Tricolor. Schrag added 10 kills and five blocks -- her second double-digit kill game of the season.

Heidelberg improves to 4-5 on the season as the Yellow Jackets slip to 1-6.

The Student Princes cruised to a 25-12 win in the first set. HU used a six-point swing to give themselves a comfortable 20-10 lead late in the set. A kill by Schrag and a Defiance attack error helped seal the opening set win.

In the second set, the Yellow Jackets had a slim 11-9 advantage. With Mya Morris back to serve, the Berg scored five straight to turn the deficit into a 14-11 lead. Clinging to a 20-19 advantage, HU used a Rachel Stroski kill and a service ace from Sydney Moore to spark its momentum. A Defiance attack error closed out the 25-20 win in set two.

The home team used a 4-0 run midway through the third set to distance themselves from DC. Heidelberg won the final set with ease, 25-13, for their fourth win this season.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

Moore led the defense with 16 digs and three service aces. Taylor Arbogast had 12 digs and Rachel Raimondo tallied 11.

Sophomore Anna McNabb dished up 38 assists and chipped in with seven digs.

Attack errors hurt the Yellow Jackets as the team swung at just a .034 clip. DC attacked at a negative percentage in the first and third sets.

The match was the 100th of Raimondo's career.

NOTABLE QUOTES

Head coach Jason Miller on the match: "Tonight I thought our girls did a better job of controlling the ball and eliminating our mistakes."

Miller on looking ahead: "If we make teams earn points, rather than giving them away off mistakes, we're going to be a tough team to beat and we need to bring that into this weekend."

UP NEXT

Heidelberg travels to Springfield, Ohio this weekend for the Wittenberg Fall Classic. On Friday, HU will battle Clarkson at 3 p.m. before taking on Washington (Mo.) at 7 p.m.