Lions Battle At Home against Sabercats

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HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) – It was a day of SISU as the Finlandia University volleyball team (0-12) lost 3-0 (25-7, 25-13, 25-15) to Maranatha Baptist (10-2), Saturday morning at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

In the first set, Maranatha Baptist jumped out to a 10-2 lead and kept moving forward.

The second set was more of the same. The Sabercats got up 11-1 to effectively end the set.

In the third set, it looked to be more of the same as MBU went up 11-5. Freshman Taylor Hendrick buried the ball in the back corner to make it 11-6.

Senior Harlie Caster came in and got an ace to start a run of four straight points. Hendrick stuff the Maranatha Baptist hitter to make it 11-10. The Sabercats reeled off five straight points to turn back the Lions.

For Finlandia, freshman Braedyn Hurd had 11 digs and three total blocks while Hendrick had four solo blocks among her five total blocks.

Finlandia remains home, Oct. 4, opening the SISU Classic against Buena Vista. The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m.

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