Mercyhurst women’s volleyball hosted game against rival and undefeated Gannon University. Mercyhurst’s overall record going into this match was 9-4 and Gannon’s was 13-0.
During the first game the score was constantly going back and forth between which team was ahead. The score was a tie at 27-27 before Gannon scored twice to win the match, 29-27.
The second game the Lakers’ started out on top with the first point being scored by Senior Camille Alvarez. Following that point the score again went up in favor for the Lakers by sophomore Sarah Wegrzyn to make the game 2-0 Lakers.
Gannon was able to pull ahead after the score was tied at 8-8 to raise it to 10-8 Knights. The Lakers continued to score but were never able to get ahead and the score ended 25-23 Gannon.
After Gannon took the first two games the Lakers came back playing harder to start the third game.
The first point of the game was made off of a serve by junior Kelly Vitt to put the Lakers on the board 1-0. Gannon responded right back with a point to make it 1-1.
The Lakers took the lead back making the score 2-1 and never let Gannon get ahead of them throughout the rest of the game.
The Lakers took this game, 25-17, with the winning point scored by Alvarez.
This win fired up the Lakers who again scored the first point of the fourth game. This point was scored by Alvarez from Vitt. The Lakers pulled ahead quickly in this game with the score being 13-5 at one point.
Every player on the court was playing with power as the fourth game ended with a big Laker win, 25-13.
Again, the Lakers scored first for the fifth game with a point by Vitt to Stefanov.
The score was close and tied many times throughout this game. The score was 14-13 until the Lakers scored one more point to make it 15-13 to take the victory.
Points in this game were scored by Stefanov, Junior Karly Burns, Wegrzyn, and Alvarez.