The Ashland University volleyball team lost a three-set match on Saturday (Sept. 16) afternoon, falling to Wayne State, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, at the Matthaei Center in Detroit.
The Eagles (6-4, 0-2 GLIAC) will now return to Kates Gymnasium on Tuesday (Sept. 19) when they try and defend their 18-match home winning streak against Tiffin at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Wayne State (6-4, 2-0 GLIAC) was able to take command of the first set by running out to a 13-7 lead and never relinquishing it.
In Set 2, the Eagles had a 21-20 lead after junior Reanne Neal's kill off a pass by freshman Kali Apelt. The Warriors ran off the next three points to take a 23-21 lead. Freshman Ellie Jensen followed with a kill, but Wayne State scored the next two to take a 2-0 set lead.
Ashland was not able to keep up with Wayne State in the third, hitting just .029 for the set.
Hailey Richardson paced the Warriors with 18 kills (.385). Wayne State hit .257 for the match.