MILWAUKEE – The No. 13 MSOE men's volleyball team closed out the regular season with a tough three-set loss to No. 12 Dominican Saturday afternoon at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (20-4, 16-3 MCVL) hit .000 in the match in falling to the MCVL East Division Champion Stars (24-2, 18-1 MCVL). These teams will now meet in the MCVL Tournament Semifinals Friday at Dominican.
Junior Logan Baerenwald had eight kills to lead MSOE.
Luke Spicer had a match-high 13 kills to lead Dominican.
The Raiders held close with the visitors through the first half of each of the three games but could not prevent the Stars from pulling away. In the opener, MSOE was within 16-14 when DU scored seven-straight points to take control of the frame.
Then, in the second, an 8-2 run broke an 11-11 tie. The Red & White got as close as 20-16 after that, just to see Dominican end the game on a 5-2 run.
The Stars jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the final set only to see the Raiders rally within one at 13-12. The score was 15-14 when a 6-1 gave DU the breathing room it needed to close out the set.