The Lawrence University volleyball team put together a key rally late in the second set and went on to a 3-1 Midwest Conference victory over Grinnell College on Friday night at Alexander Gymnasium.
Lawrence won 24-26, 27-25, 25-11, 25-23.
Shannon McLain and Clare Bohrer had 13 kills apiece and Emma Kane added 11 kills to pace Lawrence (9-9, 2-0 MWC). Michelle Griggs paced Grinnell (4-12, 2-1) with 17 kills. Diane McLeod posted 44 assists for the Vikings, and Kathleen Rowland had a match-high 25 digs.
After Grinnell scored the final three points to win the first set, the Pioneers led 22-20 in the second set. A kill by McLain and an attack error by the Pioneers tied the set at 22-22. The teams then traded points and the set was tied 25-25. Lawrence then got kills from Jenna Picha and Kane to win the set.
Lawrence then blitzed the Pioneers in the third set to grab the lead, but Grinnell led 18-16 in the fourth set. Lawrence reeled off five consecutive points to grab a 21-18 lead. The Pioneers battled back to tie the set at 23-23, but Lawrence got a kill from Kane and a block from Kane and Bohrer to close out the set and match.
Lawrence returns to MWC play on Saturday when it hosts Knox College.