MADISON, Wis. – After fighting valiantly against the Eagles of Edgewood, the Crusaders simply could not handle the spread out effort of UW-Platteville and dropped to 5-2 on the season.
UW-Platteville had four players with double figures in kills and took advantage of a game’s rest against Maranatha. Both teams kept it close with no one leading by more than two until UW-Platteville took a 14-10 lead over halfway through set one. They held the lead until closing it out in a 25-19 set one victory.
The Crusaders stalled in the second set, struggling to find momentum against a balanced Platteville effort and committing several errors to hinder play. Maranatha kept within five points for most of the third set but would succumb to Platteville, 25-21.
Freshman setter Emily Thompson (Watertown, Wis.) finished the game with 16 assist with most of those being distributed to junior hitter Torey DeLozier (Watertown, Wis.) who finished with 18 kills and 12 digs. Junior defensive specialist Hallie Nelson (Rockford, Ill.) finished with 11 digs as well.
The Crusaders look forward to their first home matchup against Rockford College this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.