DETROIT - Michigan Tech volleyball suffered its second straight 3-1 defeat on the road Saturday, this time at the hands of Wayne State. The Huskies won the first set 25-21, but lost the next three 25-18, 25-22 and 25-22.
Tech led throughout set one. Seven different Huskies had kills in the frame including Shelby Jones, whose attack sealed the opening stanza victory.
The visitors held an early 9-6 lead before the Warriors responded by scoring 10 of the next 12 points en route to the 25-18 final.
Kills by Aubrey Havlicek and Kienna Sharp and a setting error by WSU helped Tech pull within 23-22 in the third set, but back-to-back kills by the Warriors put it away.
Tech looked as though it might force a fifth set with a 20-19 lead in the fourth. Wayne answered again, tallying four straight kills to take control and eventually win it 25-22.
WSU hit .252 as a team compared to a .185 mark for Tech. The Huskies had three players in double digits in kills. Sylvie Rokosh posted a team-high 11 with no errors on 28 attempts (.393). Sharp hit .474 with 10 kills. Aubrey Ficek also had 10 kills.
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Jacqueline Aird (11 digs), Rachel Pohlod (9) and Jones (nine) all did a nice job defensively.
Michigan Tech returns home for a pair of matches next weekend vs. Walsh (Friday at 7 p.m.) and Malone (Saturday at 4 p.m.).