Against the Blazers, the Oles lost the first game, rallied in the second for a 31-29 win, lost the third, shot ahead of the Blazers with a 30-24 win in the fourth and pushed the match to the fifth game. During the fifth game, the Blazers were poised for the win with a 14-11 edge. However, the Oles rallied and won 17-15 to claim the match.
The girls did wonderful out here, head coach Cindy Book said. We had a lot of first years playing. There were several times when there were four first years and only two seniors on the floor.
Due to an injury in the first game, the Oles were forced to continue on without middle blocker Jess Levin 09.
In the Blazer game, Andrea Otteman 07 had a match-high 25 kills and Audrey Volstad 07 had 65 set assists. Christine Brook 09 had 20 kills and Paige Olson 10 had 17.
Earlier in the week, the Oles traveled to Winona to play the Cardinals. The first game went to St. Marys, though the Oles rallied and claimed the second and third games. In a close third game, the Cardinals pulled ahead for a 30-27 victory, forcing the match to go to the fifth game, in which the Oles triumphed 15-7.
Otteman reached a personal milestone during Wednesdays game. She eclipsed 1,500 digs for her career in Fridays win and needs just 37 kills during her last three games to surpass 1,500 in that category.
Along with Volsad and Otteman were named co-MIAC Volleyball Players of the Week.
Pending results against Carleton Wednesday, the Oles stood at 10-13 overall and 4-6 in the MIAC.