FULTON, Mo. - The women's volleyball team faced the defending SLIAC tournament and NCAA Division III tournament qualifying Westminster squad on Wednesday night in Missouri and lost in a three-set showdown of two teams that were chosen by SLIAC coaches to win the spring conference championship.
Westminster took control of the match early, wrapping up a 25-18 win in the first set. Greenville made the score tighter in the second set but still fell short 25-22.
In the third set, Greenville held a 18-12 lead, but the Blue Jays recorded five consecutive points to make the score 18-17. The Panthers eventually worked their set lead back to three points and had two opportunities to win the set with one point after taking a lead of 24-22. However, Westminster was up for the challenge, converting three straight points for a 25-24 lead and eventually gaining a 27-25 win in the third set.
Greenville had a difficult night on the attack, converting just 23 kills with 14 errors in 94 attempts.
The Panthers (3-1, 3-1 SLIAC) travel to Webster on Saturday for a match at 11 a.m.