Saints’ Volleyball Squad Battles for Five-Set Win Over Comets

ABERDEEN, SD (PCSaints.com) –

Mayville State

PC 3-2 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 23-25, 15-13)

PC – Becca Payne 19 kills, 2 blocks; Ashley Alfonso 17K (.371); Kerstin Knopik 13K (.333), 3B; Constence Rollins 11K, 5B; Laura Babcock 32 digs; Kenzie Kuxhaus 24d, 3 service aces

MSU – Ashley Pyburn 11K (.385), 1B; Lily Pyle 9K, 2B; Natalie Hadrava 27d, 2SA; Payton Richter 18d

 

The Comets trailed 11-6 in the 5th set, but fought back to knot things up at 12. The Saints would not be denied, however, taking a 14-12 lead and then finishing things up 15-13 on a kill from Kerstin Knopik.

PC out-hit Mayville, .210-.154 for the match. Presentation also held a 7-3 lead in service aces, although they also committed more service errors, 7-0. The Comets held the edge in blocking, 11-8, but the Saints dug up five more shots, 104-99.