Box Score

Volleyball rallies, falls in five

Mike Ludwig
October 1, 2008

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - The St. Olaf volleyball team rallied from down 2-0 to force a fifth set, but fell in the finale 15-8, at No. 22 Saint Ben's on Wednesday night.

In the fifth and deciding set, the host Blazers (17-3, 4-0 MIAC) raced to a 5-1 lead. St. Olaf closed within 10-8, but CSB scored the final five points to secure the win.

Amber Wortz had 17 kills and Emma Jaynes 25 digs to pace Saint Ben's, which has won ten in a row.

Kim Smisek had 15 kills and 14 digs for St. Olaf, while Jess Levin added 14 kills and Alyssa Williams 21 digs in the loss.

The five-set loss was the Oles' fifth of the year (2-5), and marked the fourth straight and eighth loss in the team's tough 11-match stretch.

St. Olaf will play at Concordia College-Moorhead on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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