Heading into the John Carroll Invitational last weekend, the Ladies hoped to add to their win column, but were thwarted on both days. The Ladies lost 3-1 to Case Western Reserve University on Friday. In an earlier meeting this season, Case Western defeated Kenyon 3-0.

On Saturday, the Ladies lost to the College of Mount St. Joseph 3-1 and John Carroll University 3-0.

Three Ladies — Lauren Kerr ’18, Amber Kraus ’15 and Tierney McClure ’18 — exceeded 20 kills for the weekend. Despite 33 assists from Hannah Shank ’15, their opponents proved to have more potent offenses.

Head Coach Amanda Krampf cited the last Case Western-Kenyon match as evidence that the team is making strides.

“It doesn’t just come down to whether we won the match,” Krampf said. “When we played Case Western the first time, we lost in three, and this time we were able to take a game.”

Krampf stressed that a proper mentality will have benefits.

“[It’s] disappointing to come home with losses, but I think, at the end of the day, we saw improvement in our team,” she said. “We want to see that, every weekend, we’re getting better and fixing the things that we didn’t do well the week before.”

“We just need to play a little smarter,” McClure said. “Sometimes we need to hit the ball in … instead of swinging away at it, which we’ve been working on.”

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