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 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.