The Spartans faced off against Heidelberg University in a marathon five-set match on Tuesday night at the Horsburgh Gymnasium. The ladies fought for each point before eventually losing the match 3-2. The team started out strong, dominating the first set with a score of 25-19. Heidelberg rallied for the second and third sets, edging out the Spartans with scores of 25-15 and 25-23. The CWRU team fought back for a fourth set 25-23 win to force a fifth set before falling to Heidelberg 15-17. Despite the loss, several players posted great numbers with Freshman Lauren Gurd earning her third double-double of the season with 12 digs and 65 assists. Five players tallied double-digit kills with a total of 71 for the team and four additional players contributed double-digit digs with a total of 94 for the team.
The Spartans will look to bounce back from this tough loss with the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational this weekend.