The Wright State volleyball team won the first two sets, only to see Green Bay rally to take the final three and the match Saturday afternoon at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium. The Phoenix won the match 18-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-18, 15-13.
The Raiders came out strong in the opening set, breaking away from a 9-7 lead with six straight points, including a pair of blocks from Ellen Senf and Ashley Langjahr. Green Bay got no closer than five the rest of the way as WSU outhit the Phoenix in the set .219-.000.
Wright State had a 15-14 edge in the second set, but Green Bay looked to be in position to tie the match with a later 23-22 lead An attack error and a Heidi Splinter kill, though, put the Raiders up 24-23 and after a Phoenix kill tied it, a Senf kill and another Green Bay attack error gave WSU a 2-0 lead in the match.
The Phoenix, however, gradually pulled away to take the third and fourth sets and built a commanding 7-1 advantage in the final set.
WSU, though, chipped away and drew to within one at 12-11 following an attack error. A kill and block from Senf again made it a one-point contest at 14-13, only to see Green Bay close out the match with a Taylor Kasal kill.
The Phoenix finished with a 62-54 kill advantage and outhit the Raiders .213-.197.
Three WSU players reached double figures in kills as Senf had 13, Stephanie Ruffing 12 along with 12 digs and Langjahr 10. Splinter had a near double-double of nine kills and 11 digs while Miranda Puthoff had 44 assists and Kaite Glassmeyer 17 digs.
Wright State (6-21, 0-9 Horizon) heads to Northeast Ohio next weekend for a pair of matches, taking on Youngstown State on Friday, November 1, at 7:00 followed by Cleveland State on Saturday, November 2, at 4:00.