Volleyball loses five-set marathon in RRAC Championship match

The volleyball team lost a heartbreaking five-set match against Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) in the Red River Athletic Conference championship match. The Saints move to 19-12 on the season while the Gold Nuggets improve to 19-7.

OLLU won the first set, 25-17, lost the second set, 25-17, claimed the third set, 25-22 and dropped the fourth set, 19-17. In the deciding fifth set, the Saints fell, 19-17. 

Head Coach Scott Mattera commented, “I can honestly say I’ve never been more heartbroken for a team. We did so many things right and just didn’t come out on top. It’s not just pleasantries for me to say that I am proud of this group, how much they have grown and the type of people they are. We played some beautiful volleyball this year.”

Mia Dorsey and Madalyn Gonzalez were named to the RRAC All-Tournament team.