Sabre women's volleyball drops five-set thriller to open NACC play

Andrea Kubicek goes up for an attack.

MILWAUKEE - Marian University women's volleyball (3-10, 0-1 NACC) dropped their conference opener in five sets to MSOE with set scores of 25-27, 27-29, 25-21, 25-21, and 17-15.

The opening pair of sets needed extras but the Sabres were able to come up with clutch points late to take a 2-0 lead.  The Sabres trailed 20-15 in the opening set before using an 8-1 run to eventually take the set and then rallied after trailing 23-18 in the second and fought off five MSOE set-point opportunities.

The third and fourth sets were similar, but the Raiders were able to hold off the Sabres after leading for most of both sets.  The fifth set was a back-and-forth affair with the largest lead being only two points.  After Marian had a match-point opportunity at 14-13, the Raiders were able to score two-consecutive points for a set-point opportunity.  The Sabres were able to stave off the first match-point opportunity but the Raiders were able to convert their second chance to earn the come back win.

Senior Sara Komosa had her strongest match of the season producing a match-high 22 kills with 24 digs.  Fellow senior Jenna Skroski paced the back row with a team-best 25 digs, while senior Amber Yahr produced a double-double with 40 assists and 20 digs.

Marian returns home to take on Wis. Lutheran Tuesday, Sept. 24 for a 7 p.m. first serve.