Charlotte Jewell sets Allie Southard who had a huge match in the PatriotsCharlotte Jewell sets Allie Southard who had a huge match in the Patriots' win.

Big Comeback Nets Patriots Conference Win over Rio Grande

         It ain’t over until the fat lady sings. And for St. Catharine the song was sweet music as the Patriots mounted a huge comeback to defeat the visiting RedStorm from Rio Grande 3-2 in Mid-South Conference volleyball action Friday night.

        After losing the first two sets by identical scores of 25-19, the Patriots gained the momentum in winning set three 25-17. They took set four 25-18 and won the decisive fifth set 15-11.

       The fifth set was tied 10-10 but the Patriots scored five of the next six points to win the match. Shauna Stone started the run with two kills and Porsha Ellison added a kill to give the Patriots a 13-10 advantage. The RedStorm cut the lead to 15-11 but Ellison got another kill and the Patriots closed the match with a block by Stone.

       The Patriots improved their overall record to 17-4 and their conference mark to 2-2. Rio Grande fell to 10-8 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

        They return to the court quickly with a home match Saturday against Shawnee State starting at 2:00.

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