By: Grant Cobb, Sports Information Assistant
Score: Marietta 3, Berea 0 (25-8, 25-20, 25-11)
Records: Marietta (10-4), Berea (3-8)
Berea, KY- On Thursday, the Mountaineers took on opponent Marietta College at home. The Mountaineers were defeated in 3 sets but they brought the energy and effort.
In the first set, Marietta and Berea balanced between serves, both teams battling hard. The match was competitive until Marietta pulled ahead and ran away with the first set, 25-8. Berea had 4 kills in the first set.
During the second set, the match was steady scoring for both teams. The serves rotated between teams, as Marietta started to pull away, Berea would counter. The score was tight through twenty points each; however Marietta once again took the advantage and were victorious (25-20).
The third set looked to be the charm as Berea came out with energy and rallied from an early deficit. However, the Mountaineers fell behind and couldn't recover. Marietta was victorious in the third set and completed the 3-set sweep of the Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers will compete again Monday on the road, as they travel to Oakland University in a match starting at 8:00pm.