Volleyball falls to Oakland late in the fourth set

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The Colonials fall to the Golden Grizzlies in the Horizon League

By Colby Sherwin, Assistant Multi-Media Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP– Robert Morris came into Horizon League to play a roll on the tail end of their non-conference schedule. But they ran into a road bump tonight as Oakland defeated the Colonials in four sets.

Head coach Danny Doherty spoke on the team’s effort after the game.

“We served very well at times we looked a well-oiled machine and we passed really well.”

During the first set, it was a back-and-forth affair as RMU led 15-13. Alyssa Hudak and Annie Monaco led the way for Colonials with three kills, and for the Golden Grizzlies, Libby Gentile added three kills as well. Both teams played well but, Oakland pulled away 25-23 in the first set.

In the second set, some sloppy plays by Oakland gave the Colonials a 15-12 advantage. The Colonials continued to play well and pulled past the Golden Grizzlies and won the second set 25-23.

In the third set, Oakland was able to control some points and go up 15-7, they were able to play good defense to get the lead. They rode the wave all the way to win set three. Patti Cesarini helped Oakland out in that set.

In the fourth set the Colonials began with a lead as they looked to force a fifth and final set. They continued to pour it on as they opened with a 13-3 lead. In the end, they weren’t able to finish the job as they fell 25-23. The Colonials will try to pick up the pieces next time out.

Doherty spoke about the blown lead.

“We got way too confident we thought we were going to win this game that’s what cost us at the end of the game”

The team is back in action on Friday and Saturday when they take on Green Bay and Milwaukee.