APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University volleyball team won the opening two sets, but then had to come up big in the fifth set to post a 3-2 nonconference win over Marian University on Wednesday night.
Lawrence (5-8) defeated the Sabres (5-8) 25-17, 25-14, 17-25, 20-25, 15-6.
Terese Swords led Lawrence with a match-high 21 kills and hit .316 for the night. Betsy Sorensen added 16 kills for Lawrence and hit .333 for the match. Megan Conley and Kayla Storm added 11 kills apiece for the Vikings.
Lawrence hit .485 in the first set and .382 in the second set as the Vikings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. The Vikings then committed 17 attack errors during sets three and four as the Sabres rallied. Lawrence then put together a superlative fifth set by hitting .450 and rolling past Marian for the win.
Diane McLeod piled up 54 assists and added 17 digs and two aces for the Vikings. Kathleen Rowland paced Lawrence with 30 digs, and Kayla Storm added 16.
Anna Smit and Casey Lamberty paced Marian with 13 kills apiece.