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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Knights lose to Cathedral in close sets

  • The St. Mary’s volleyball team traveled to New Ulm on Sept. 12 where the Knights were handed their fourth loss of the season.
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  • The St. Mary’s volleyball team traveled to New Ulm on Sept. 12 where the Knights were handed their fourth loss of the season.
     
    The first set was a close one, as both teams battled hard to get the advantageous first set lead. A dead tie was seen late in the set at 19-19, but St. Mary’s wasn’t able to score anymore and fell to the strong offense of the Greyhounds in the first set, 19-25.
     
    The Knights had a very strong start to the second set and had the lead for most of it. But New Ulm was able to come back and make it another close set with a couple of tied points. At 20-20, senior Lexie Weiss hit two aces in a row to give the Knights a 22-20 lead. But the Greyhounds stood their ground and came back to win 25-23 after an error by St. Mary’s and a service ace by Cathedral.
     
    After giving up a close second set, the Knights came into the third set with fiery. Brinkman hit four kills to lead St. Mary’s to the 25-21 third set win to avoid the sweep.
     
    But the Knights were a little too aggressive in the final set of the night. Multiple players on St. Mary’s hit the ball out of play seven times in a row, which ultimately cost them the 15-25 fourth set loss.
     
    Brinkman led the offense with 12 kills while junior Becca Schmitz had 11. The Knights move to 6-4 on the season.
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