Cami Sletta goes after a ball for the ‘Jackets during this weekends game
Photo by Emily Wald
RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The UW-Superior volleyball team split on the second day of the Falcon Invitational Saturday, Sept. 14, outlasting St. Catherine in five sets before falling in three to tournament-host UW-River Falls.
Against St. Catherine, the Yellowjackets battled back from a two-set deficit to earn their first five-set victory of the season in four tries. UWS (6-8) took the match by scores of 29-31, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 15-11.
A tight match throughout, there were 23 ties and nine lead changes. Superior won 10 of the final 14 points in the deciding set. UWS took four straight points to take the lead for good at 9-7.
Erin Cutts paced St. Catherine, which fell to 7-3 in the loss, with 14 kills.
Cami Sletta (Willmar, Minn./Willmar Senior) had a match-high 16 kills on 31 attacks for a .355 percentage versus UWRF. She added three digs and a block for the ‘Jackets, who were held to hitting .152 as a team. The Falcons won the match, 25-15, 25-16 and 25-21.
Superior returns to action next Saturday, Sept. 21, against St. Catherine at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. First serve is slated for 6 p.m.