Tech falls to Findlay in 4 sets

AURORA, Ill. — The Michigan Tech volleyball team won the first set against the Findlay Oilers (25-23), but were tripped up in set two (25-22), three (25-21) and four (25-17) at the Great Lakes Center. The Huskies wrapped up at the 2017 Midwest Region Crossover Tournament with a victory over Bellarmine and two losses.

“Credit should go to Findlay for playing a good match,” said Michigan Tech head coach Matt Jennings. “They were strong offensively and with their serves. We had a hard time passing the ball, which is usually a strength of ours.”

Three Huskies racked up double-digit kills; Mariah Sherman (13), MacAulay Petersen (10) and Lauren Emmert (10). Olivia Ghormley tallied eight kills and Stephanie Dietrich recorded five kills and added three blocks. Emmert also chipped in two blocks for the Huskies.

“Lauren and Mariah were great at the net for us and did a nice job scoring throughout,” said Jennings. “But kind of like last night, we had a difficult time controlling the ball and again put too much pressure on our outsides to score. Plus, Findlay did a number on our block, which makes it hard to defend in the backcourt.”