By Tony Miller
The Maple Leafs volleyball team reached the halfway point of the Crossroads League season this weekend with a five-set loss to Bethel and a four-set win at Saint Francis.
In the match against the Pilots, Hannah Grieser, a senior, had 14 kills and Jaime Stack, a sophomore, had 13. The Maple Leafs, took a two-set lead before falling. Stack was one of six Maple Leafs with at least eight digs. Emily Waits, a junior, blocked nine attacks.
After dropping the first set to Saint Francis 26-24, the Maple Leafs won the next three sets by margins of no larger than three points. Against the Cougars, Missy Mackowiak, a sophomore; Stacy Wyse, a junior; Stack and Grieser led the Maple Leafs in kills, combining for 74.
Following the first nine matches on the Crossroads League slate, Goshen is 7-11 and 3-6 in conference play.
Goshen will be back in action Friday in Gunden Gymnasium when they host Davenport University. Their next conference game is at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion on Wednesday evening.