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UM-D Volleyball Falls Short to Aquinas, Bounces Back vs. Lourdes

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

Sydney McKinney-Williams, Staff Writer

Dearborn answers back against Lourdes. Photo//UM-Dearborn Athletics

The University of Michigan-Dearborn volleyball team was back in action last week with games on Wednesday against Aquinas, and Saturday against Lourdes. They fell short against Aquinas losing 3-1, but got the win against Lourdes winning 3-1.

The team entered the week with a four-game win streak. Unfortunately, it came to an end against the Saints on Wednesday. The Wolverines lost the first two sets (25-15, 25-22). They won the third set 25-17 and lost the last one again 25-17.

Junior Brooke Wetherill and senior Regan Sliwinski led the team with 11.5 points and 19 kills between the two of them. Junior Kielee Tondryk and sophomore Sydney Eggelton also had 17 kills between the two of them. Junior Regan Rose also had 31 assists and 15 digs within the match.

Although they came up short on Wednesday, the team was able to turn it around on Saturday against Lourdes. Eggelton, Sliwinski, and Tondryk each had 13 kills and were swinging above .450 percentage. The team had a .273 kill percentage, which is a season high.

Junior Allie Federlein led the game in blocks with 2.5 total. Rose had 43 assists, and sophomore Kenzie Mertz had a high of 17 digs. The team won the first set 25-21 then lost the second set 20-25. They claimed the last two sets 25-17 and 25-23.

Even with the rough start to the week, the team was able to close it out on a good note. The Wolverines (10-10) are back in action this week as they face off against nationally-ranked #22 Cornerstone University (18-3) in Ann Arbor on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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