Thompson Posts Second Straight Double-Double in 3-0 Loss to Green Bay

Margaux Thompson (Photo by Rob Hayes)
Margaux Thompson (Photo by Rob Hayes)

Margaux Thompson posted 12 kills and 13 digs as the Youngstown State volleyball team fell 3-0 to Horizon League-leading Green Bay on Friday evening at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 25-19, 25-20, 25-20.

Thompson was the only player in the match to finish with a double-double, which she accomplished for the second straight contest. Erin Kalahar had six kills on an efficient .375 attack percentage, and Sarah Varcolla recorded a match-best six blocks.

Green Bay, which won its 10th straight match, got 14 kills from Taylor Wolf and 10 from Ashley Sledge.

The Penguins were low-error with just 12 in 125 attempts, but Green Bay limited them to 38 kills. The Phoenix countered with 53 kills, which allowed them to hold a .278-.208 advantage in attack percentage.

YSU didn't trail Green Bay until 10-9 in the first set, and the Penguins tied the score later at 17 on a Brooklen Pe'a kill. The Phoenix got two of their five blocks on the night during an 8-2 run to close the set to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Green Bay went on another big run in the second set when the difference was just 12-11. A Wolf kill sparked a 7-1 run that put the Phoenix up 19-12, and YSU fought to get within four twice before falling 25-20.

The Phoenix held an 11-9 advantage in the third before opening up a 17-11 lead on an Anna Eaton kill. YSU closed the gap to 18-15, but that's as close as it would get.

Youngstown State will wrap up its four-match homestand on Saturday at 4 p.m. against Milwaukee.