On Sunday, the Ladies volleyball team played their first game of the season against the DePauw University Tigers in Tomsich Arena, after their first two games on Saturday, April 3 were cancelled due to the quiet period. It was the first time since 2019 that the Ladies played an intercollegiate match, and Rosanna Sguerra’s first game as the Ladies’ new head coach.
Despite the Ladies losing three sets to one, the game was closer than what the score suggested. The Tigers scored seven straight points midway through the set to take an 11-point lead, and went on to win the set 25-12.
Kenyon made the second set much closer, scoring 24 points. Despite a 9-point run midway through the set from the Ladies, the Tigers found a way to win, scoring 26 points to lead by two sets.
The third set was close, but the Ladies prevailed with a 25-22 win. It was a team effort, as six players contributed to the Ladies match-high 16 kills. The third set also saw few errors with five only.
In the fourth and final set, Kenyon started off well. The Ladies had a 6-5 lead early on, before the Tigers scored four straight. After that, the Tigers coasted to a 25-13 victory in the fourth set to clinch a 3-1 win.
Kenyon currently has no more opponents for the spring semester, but will look to have a normal season next fall.