After beating crosstown rival Sleepy Eye in a five set thriller, the Knights were hoping to carry that momentum over into the next week against GFW.

After beating crosstown rival Sleepy Eye in a five set thriller, the Knights were hoping to carry that momentum over into the next week against GFW. That didn’t happen as the Knights came out slow and sloppy and were swept in three straight sets at home by the Thunderbirds.

St. Mary’s 3, Sleepy Eye 2
(25-23, 20-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10)
In a five set thriller, it was the Knights who came out on top in the end and completed a season sweep over the Indians. After taking the first set, the Knights dropped the second set, but were able to bounce back and take the third set. But the Indians didn’t go away once again. The Indians rallied back to force a fifth and final set.
With it all tied up at 10, the Knights went on a 5-0 run and to escape with a win in an absolute thriller.
Lux had one of her best games of the season with 20 kills in the match. Lux wasn’t just a force at the net. She also recorded five aces as she provided offense everywhere on the court.
Jody Hansen continued her solid play for the Knights. Hansen did it all for the Knights recording 13 digs, 25 assists, eight kills and was 15-for-15 on her serving.
Megan Labat also provided solid defense with eight digs and also had four aces in the win.

GFW 3, St. Mary’s 0
(25-10, 25-8, 25-17)
The energy wasn’t there from the start as the Knights were swept in three straight sets at home against the Thunderbirds.
A slow and sloppy start was too much to overcome as almost nothing went right for the Knights in the first two sets.
The Knights came out and played better in the third set, but it wasn’t good enough as the Thunderbirds held on for the sweep.
Megan Ziegler led the way with seven kills for the Knights. Senior Taylor Pelzel had nine digs, eight assists and was 8-for-8 on her serving.
The Knights are now 7-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference. They will look to bounce back at home against Springfield on Thursday night