(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) Walsh fell to 0-11 overall, and to 0-7 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after falling to Wayne State University (8-3, 5-2) in three sets by the scores for 25-10, 25-21 and 25-20. Walsh returns to action on Tuesday night when they host Alderson Broaddus at 6 p.m.
Wayne State raced to an 11-1 lead in taking control of the first set, on their way to a 25-10 first set win. Walsh would cut the lead to 15-7, but would get no closer.
Walsh challenged to Wayne State to the wire in set two before falling 25-21. The set was tight from start-to-finish, with Walsh holding leads midway through at 12-10 and 13-11. After Wayne State knotted the set at 13-all, there would be four ties, the final one at 17-all before the visitors took the lead for good at 16-15. Walsh kept the set close and trailed 22-21 when WSU scored the sets final three points to take a 2-0 set lead.
Walsh again battled Wayne State in third set, but fell 25-20. Once again the set was close throughout, with holding leads of 10-5 and 15-13. It was at this point that WSU took control of the set with 6-1 run to lead 19-16. Walsh would close to within 19-18 on kills from Katy Frease and Kelsey Snider, but would get no closer.