Women’s Volleyball Caps Season at Eagle Classic

Women’s Volleyball Caps Season at Eagle Classic

LISLE, Illinois – The MSOE women's volleyball team capped its second on the second day of the Benedictine Eagle Classic Saturday at the Rice Center, dropping a pair of matches in three sets each.

The Raiders (14-18) opened the day against Carthage and fell, 28-26, 25-17, 25-10, before taking on host Benedictine and dropping a 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 decision.

Senior Rachel Lynde led the offense against Carthage, notching eight kills. Junior Heather Dukat had five kills and 12 digs.

Shannon Kebisek had 14 kills for the Red Women with Rachael Kisten adding 10.

MSOE jumped out early in the first game, using a 9-2 run to open an 18-10 advantage. Carthage then answered with an 11-3 run to even the score at 21-21. The teams battled back and forth in the late stages when the Red 7 White seized a 26-25 lead. CC answered back with three-straight points to take the set.

The Red Women led by as many as 10 in the second set and scored eight of the first nine points of the third game on their way to closing out the win.

Freshman Megan Brock and junior Elsey Kohlmann tallied nine kills each in the second match as the team went with a different lineup in the final match of the tournament against BenU.

The Eagles were led by Taylor Dunwell's 15 kills and 10 kills from Lauren Wieber.

MSOE swept Benedictine during the league season on Oct. 20, but the hosts had the last laugh, jumping out to a big start in the match with a 25-14 win in game one and never looking back.

The Raiders responded in the second set by scoring the first seven points of the frame. Their lead was still five at 18-13 when the Eagles caught fire and scored eight-straight points to take the lead at 21-18. They then outscored MSOE 4-3 down the stretch for a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Red & White went at it again in the third set, posting another big start with a 10-3 run to open the game. With the score 14-8, BenU went on a run of its own, 9-1, to capture the last of the momentum of the match. The home team would close out the set on a 6-2 stretch to finish the match.