The Webster University volleyball team’s set and match win streaks ended at the hands of the Washington University Bears on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The Gorloks hosted WashU — ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III volleyball — and were swept in front of the Grant Gymnasium crowd 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 29-27).
Before tonight’s match, the Gorloks had won their last 15 sets spanning five games. However, Webster hit a wall against nonconference opponent WashU. After the match, Webster’s record fell to 8-7 overall.
Webster may have never beat WashU, but coach Merry Graf said the Gorloks benefit from playing the Bears.
“I told them (Webster) if they play like this the rest of the season, we’re going to have some good times,” Graf said.
The Gorloks will hit on the road on Friday, Oct. 5 to Decatur, Ill. to take on Millikin University (17-6 record). St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play will continue for Webster on Saturday, Oct. 6 with two matches at Eureka College (Ill.) — 2 p.m. against MacMurray College (Ill.) and 4 p.m. against host Eureka.
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