Maggie Prunty tips over the block in the Oles' loss to No. 3 St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon.
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No. 3 Tommies prove too much for Ole volleyball

Nick Hoelmer
September 28, 2013

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - No. 3 St. Thomas was too much for the St. Olaf volleyball team to handle as the Oles dropped their second game to a ranked foe in as many games on Saturday afternoon at Skoglund Center.

St. Thomas had four different players with at least five kills to lead a balanced attack. Paige Brimeyer led the way with 10 kills while hitting .318 and Kelly Foley was right behind her with nine while hitting .400.

The Tommies looked like the dominating force their record indicates in the first set by rolling to a 25-14 win.

After being down 19-10 in the second set, the Oles made it a game by coming back to make it 23-19 and looked to be in position to complete the comeback before St. Thomas took the last two points to jump to a 2-0 set lead.

The Oles kept the beginning of the third set close and at one point had the set tied at 12 before St. Thomas went on a 13-3 run to end the set and complete their victory.

Maggie Prunty led St. Olaf with 10 kills and an impressive .429 hitting percentage.

With the win, St. Thomas moves to 4-0 in the MIAC and 13-1 overall. The Oles are now 1-3 in the MIAC and 6-10 overall.

St. Olaf will play at Skoglund Center again this Wednesday against Gustavus at 7 p.m. before hitting the road for a tournament at Wartburg College that begins Friday.

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