The Goshen College women’s volleyball team fell to the Tigers of Campbellsville University 3-1 on Saturday, Aug. 31.
The Maple Leafs came out strong, winning their first set 25-21. But Campbellsville took over the following three sets, winning them 21-25, 25-15, 25-1 and 25-17.
The set scores, however, were misleading, as GC and Campbellsville battled back and forth. In the second set, the Maple Leafs forced a 9-all tie before the Tigers went on a 9-2 run and the set got away from the Leafs. Goshen College also held early leads in the third and fourth sets, but the Tigers clawed their way back.
Junior Elizabeth Breckbill led the Maple Leafs with 11 kills. Fellow juniors Jennifer Ritchie and Tessa Clark each finished with 12 digs, and Shelbey Younts, also a junior, earned 10.
The GC team had a total of 34 kills, with more than three-fourths of those kills coming from the front row of Breckbill, Ritchie and Taylor Eash, who posted 8 winners herself that night.
Goshen College’s record currently stands at 4-6. The Leafs’ next game is Saturday, Sept. 7, in Adrian, Michigan, for the Siena Heights Tri-Match.