Delaware, Ohio- The DePauw University volleyball team came up short this weekend, falling to both Ohio Wesleyan University (3-0) and Case Western Reserve University (3-2).
The Tigers opened its first set with energy, jumping to an early 6-1 lead. Unfortunately, for DePauw, Ohio Wesleyan would answer with a seven-point run of its own, grabbing the lead and maintaining the lead till the end of the set.
DePauw was unable to get another jump on the Battling Bishops in the second and third sets. Across three sets, the Tigers tallied 34 kills to Ohio Wesleyans 41, and although both teams struggled with the number of errors made per set, the Battling Bishops still managed to sweep DePauw in three sets.
In the second match of the day, the Tigers took on Case Western but lost once again after five hard-fought sets.
In the first set of the match, DePauw decreased its errors significantly; recording 15 kills off of 53 total attacks.
Though the Tigers lost the first set 26-24, it bounced back to dominate the second set and win 25-16.
With a set apiece, Case Western regained the lead in the match, taking the third set 25-21, while keeping the Tigers to just nine kills in the set.
Not willing to go down quickly, DePauw flew around the court in the fourth set, recording only three errors and winning the set 25-22.
In the fifth and final set, Case Western came out strong, hindering the Tigers from getting into any rhythm finishing the match with a 15-6 win.
The Tigers travel to St. Louis, Mo. next Saturday, Nov. 2, to face Millikin and Centre for its final two games of the regular season.