APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University volleyball team downed Marian University 3-0 on Wednesday night in a nonconference match at Alexander Gymnasium.
The Vikings won 25-18, 26-24, 25-23 to get their first win of the season and the first for new head coach Kim Falkenhagen.
Lawrence pulled away midway through the opening set. The Vikings trailed 9-8 before scoring eight of the next nine points to grab a 16-10 advantage. The Sabres closed to 20-15 before Lawrence won seven of the next 10 points to win the set.
Lawrence led by as many as four points in the second set, the last time at 18-14, before Marian (0-4) rallied. The Sabres tied the match at 22-22 and it was tied at 24-24 before a pair of Marian attack errors gave Lawrence the set.
The Vikings trailed 17-14 in the third set before kills by Chambers and Galassini, sandwiched around a pair of Marian errors, gave the Vikings an 18-17 lead. The match was tied at 23-23 before a kill from Liebau and a Marian attack error lifted Lawrence to the set and match.
Lawrence returns to action this weekend at the UW-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Classic.