By VERONICA RATES, Staff Reporter
They’re almost there. The University of Michigan-Dearborn volleyball team is just inches away from snatching their first win of the season. Adding a W in the win column is just an arm’s reach away.
Lourdes University paid a visit to the Fieldhouse Wednesday to face the Wolverines, who had returned back home after two road games last weekend.
The Gray Wolves swept the Wolverines in three sets, (25-18, 25-18, 25-16).
Although UM-Dearborn put up a tough fight, Head Coach, Eric Stark, recapped this match as “disappointing”.
Errors and inconsistency on the court are what got the best of UM-Dearborn.
“Some of the attacking errors, where we’re just not as aggressive as we need to be.” Stark said.
Lourdes ended the second match with a .269 attack percentage, but after the break, UM-Dearborn came out determined.
“That’s one consistency that we’ve had all year.” Stark said. “We come out of that intermission regrouped, ready to go.”
It was a close match to start, but the cold streaks hit hard as Lourdes grabbed the second set, 25-16.
After coming back from a strong game against Rochester the week before, UM-Dearborn came back to their home court to see fellow athletes in the bleachers. Lacrosse, hockey, men’s and women’s basketball players came to support the volleyball squad.
Junior, Colby DeMare, who had eight digs and four kills against Lourdes said she enjoyed the support.
“I like it a lot,” DeMare said. “We go to their games, they come to ours.”
Senior, Megan Ynclan, and junior, Ashley Parks, finished the game with four kills. Senior, Rebecca Carley, had four digs for the defense.
The volleyball team fell to Aquinas College Friday, and Northwestern Ohio and Lindsey Wilson in a tri-match Saturday. All three losses were in straight sets as the Wolverines fell to 0-18 on the year.