MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — The Cornell College volleyball team won a pair of tight sets Saturday and went on to a 3-0 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University.
The Rams won 25-21, 25-15, 25-23.
Diamond Boyd led Cornell (17-6, 9-0 MWC), which won the league title, with 17 kills, and Libby Schnoor added 10. Katherine Devlin picked up 34 assists for the Rams.
Arianna Neumeyer paced Lawrence (10-14, 5-4) with nine kills, and Rachael Wuensch added six. Sydney Nelson picked up 21 assists, and Cyra Bammer had 23 digs.
The Rams pulled out to a 20-10 lead in the first set before the Vikings rallied. The Vikings were still down 24-15 when they rattled off six consecutive points, including two kills by Neumeyer and an ace from Nelson, to cut the margin to 24-21. The Rams finally ended the first set on Schnoor’s kill.
After Cornell won the second set, the third set was tight throughout. The set was tied at 23-23 after Sara Schliesman’s kill, but a kill by Boyd and a Lawrence attack error gave the Rams the set and match.