Mercer volleyball played their second Northern Lights Conference game, first on the road. It didn’t come easy in a close, four-set match.
The Tigers beat South Shore 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 23-25, 25-19) on Tuesday. The win puts the Tigers’ record at 2-0 in the Northern Lights Conference.
Even though Mercer did not play their best game, they got the points they needed to to win.
“We are very fortunate to have come out with a win,” coach Robyn Schoeneman said. “We did not play nearly how we are capable. South Shore was scrappy and fired up. We were still on the bus, but a win is a win.”
Eiley Schoeneman (23 kills) and Jenny Klopatek (15 kills) led the way for the Tigers on the attack.
“Eiley and Jenny really stepped up and carried us,” coach Schoeneman said.
Mercer played Washburn on Thursday. Coverage of this match will be in the Tuesday, Sept. 19 edition of the Times.
“I look forward to getting on the court again on Thursday against Washburn,” coach Schoeneman said.
Up next, the Tigers (7-4, 2-0) play at Butternut on Friday, Sept. 22 starting at 5:45 p.m.
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