Ripon tops Vikings in four sets

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Ripon College volleyball team rallied late in the final two sets and pulled out a 3-1 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Tuesday night at Alexander Gymnasium.

Ripon (8-15, 2-2 MWC) defeated the Vikings (5-12, 0-3) 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23.

Lisa Aguilar led Ripon with 14 kills, and Karlye Wehner added 13. Kirbi Dunlavy picked up 41 assists and Brianne Milroy had 29 digs.

Betsy Sorensen led Lawrence with 14 kills and had a .571 hitting percentage for the match. Megan Conley added 11 kills for the Vikings. Diane McLeod had a match-high 44 assists for Lawrence, and Kathleen Rowland picked up 35 digs.

After the teams split the first two sets, Lawrence built a 14-7 lead in the third set. Ripon stormed back to cut the lead to 15-14, and the teams traded points until Ripon took a 22-20 lead. The Red Hawks closed out the sets by trading points with the Vikings.

The fourth set was tied 20-20, but Ripon outscored the Vikings 5-3 down the stretch to close out the match.

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