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Huskies fall in five at Wayne State

Huskies fall in five at Wayne State

DETROIT – The Michigan Tech volleyball team fell 3-2 at Wayne State on Saturday (Oct. 21). The Huskies came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the match before the Warriors won 15-11 in the fifth.

"We dug ourselves a hole that we simply couldn't get out of," Tech coach Matt Jennings said. "Our offense was good enough to win this match, but our backcourt was just too inconsistent. We need to get better back there."

Trailing 2-0 at the break, the Huskies never trailed in the third to begin a comeback. They had a pair of 6-1 runs before Meg Raabe put down a kill for setpoint and an attack error got Tech on the board. Lindy Oujiri had seven kills in the third and the team hit .371 in the 25-19 win.

Tech tied the match in the fourth 25-21, overcoming 13 ties and a pair of lead changes. The Huskies used a 7-2 run to take a 19-15 lead. The Warriors cut it back to one before Tech scored six of the final eight to close the set. Lindy Oujiri had five kills while Meg Raabe and Tricia Kennedy added three each in the fourth.

In the fifth, WSU had a pair of 3-0 runs to take a three-point lead. The teams traded points for the final nine points and the Warriors outlasted the Huskies.

Lindy Oujiri set a career-high with 21 kills. Meg Raabe tied a season-high with 16 kills and Tricia Kennedy also had a season-high with 12 kills. Tech racked up 22 blocks with Kaycee Meiners leading the way with six block assists and eight kills.

Tess Hayes hit 50 assists for the fourth time this season while adding 12 digs. Amelia Albers led the defense with 16 digs.

Tech continues its road trip next weekend at Davenport and Grand Valley State.