Britons fall to MIAA rival in five sets

Britons fall to MIAA rival in five sets

ALMA, Mich. – Albion College took its first loss in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association volleyball action Tuesday night, falling to Alma College in five sets (25-18, 26-28, 19-25, 25-16, 15-10).

Albion hit .375 with 15 kills and just three errors in the third set, but it was unable to keep that efficiency late in the match. The Britons hit .105 with eight kills and four errors in the fourth set and .176 with five kills and two errors in the fifth.

Kate Winter terminated a point and assisted Chloe Webber on a block to help Albion score three in a row to forge a tie at 12 in the fourth set. Alma rallied to score the next three and it never trailed from that point on.

The teams traded points to start the fifth set, but Sara Majerle served a pair of aces as Alma built a 4-1 lead.

Winter led the Britons with 16 kills and seven blocks. She hit .312 with six errors in 32 attacks.

Kelsey Gustafson (11 kills, 17 digs) and Grace VanDorn (33 assists, 10 digs) completed double-doubles, Webber added 10 kills and six blocks and Jenna Khoury collected 26 digs.

Albion (13-7 overall, 3-1 MIAA) returns home for a 6:30 p.m. Friday match against the nationally ranked team from Calvin University.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email