The Lady Warriors took on Manhattan Christian College Tuesday afternoon, and dropped the match 3-0. The Manhattan Thunder had a strong start to the game, taking early leads over the Warriors in the first two sets, and winning both sets. Although the Warriors only missed 5 serves altogether in the first two sets, the serves were not enough to put the Thunder out of system. “They were able to return our serves very well,” said Coach Ashley Spicer. “This put us in a defensive mindset. We were not able to attack well and keep them out of system. They do a great job of covering the entire court.” The Thunder took the first two sets 11-25.

The Warriors came out much stronger in the 3rd set. The Warriors came out of the third set with 4 aces, putting Manhattan out of system several times throughout the set. The Lady Warriors also made improvements to their defense in the 3rd set, with more block attempts and solo blocks from Esther Schwarze, Bailey Faulconer, and Lindee Wentworth. The defensive improvements slowed down Manhattan’s offense, and allowed the Warriors to attack more aggressively on offense. Despite the Lady Warriors improvements in the 3rd set, they came up short 20-25.

The Warriors will next play Trinity Bible College at home on Friday.