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Volleyball: Washburn stops Red Wing

Red Wing was in a perfect spot after the first set on Thursday. And even after dropping a lopsided second game, the Wingers were able to rally together and, after being down four points, rally to tie Minneapolis Washburn in the third.

But Red Wing lost a late lead, and then fell flat in the fourth set to lose 3-1 (22-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-10) to the Millers.

“When we were up 22-19 (in the third), I thought, 'You know, we can do this,'” said Wingers head coach Dave Lyons. “Then we had a couple bad passes and a ball in the net and then it's 24-22. It's tough when you do that, especially these days when every serve is a point.”

Red Wing trailed 5-1, 11-2 and 16-3 in the fourth, but were able to get their defense and passing back to par before Washburn tallied the final five points of the match.

Madisyn Lyons had 14 kills for the Wingers, and was the only Red Wing player with double-digit points. Macy Koester had 17 assists, while Vanessa Frazier led the Wingers with seven digs.

The loss drops Red Wing to 4-5 on the season with the Farmington Tournament coming on Saturday.

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