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Cougars open UMAC volleyball schedule

The University of Minnesota, Morris volleyball team opened Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play with road games last weekend. The Cougars fell to Martin Luther in four games Friday and lost in three to Bethany Lutheran Saturday.

Martin Luther 3

UM-Morris 1

The Cougars dropped their first conference game of the season 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, and 25-18 in New Ulm Friday.

Briana Czer recorded a double double with 10 digs and 13 kills.

Colleen Hermes led the Cougars in digs with 16.

Sam Pfannenstein recorded 26 set assists for the Cougars.

Alison Pippo had nine kills and Shannon Bosek had three ace blocks.

Bethany 3

UM-Morris 0

Saturday in Mankato the Cougars were unable to win a game, dropping their second match of the weekend to Bethany Lutheran 25-11, 28-25, and 25-20.

Hermes led the Cougars in digs with 11, while Natalie Thomas recorded 10.

Pfannenstein had 21 set assists.

Pippo led the Cougars with seven kills.