Macalester won by set scores of 14-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-19.
The Pipers won the opening give points of the contest, starting with a pair of service aces by Heidi Larsen (Sr., Andover, Minn.). Shannon Schmidt (Jr., Bismark, N.D.) and Molly Schroeder (Sr., Buffalo, Minn.) each had a kill in the stretch that was ended by Larsen’s third ace of the young match.
Macalester won the next two points before a trio of errors by the Scots put Hamline up 8-2.
The Scots took a timeout and then closed to within one point, 9-8, but the Pipers won the next three points. After Macalester closed the gap to one again at 13-12, Hamline went on another five-point run to go up 18-12 and then handled the set from there.
The Pipers jumped out to an early lead in the second set, going up 10-6 as Sam Greeney-Hamlin (Fy., St. Cloud, Minn.) had four kills while Schroeder added two.
Macalester started to slowly chip away at the Piper lead, winning a pair of points each time Hamline won one. They tied the set at 14-14 and took a lead after that. The Scots stayed ahead in the set after that.
Macalester was the team to start with the lead in set number three, winning the first four points. The Pipers bounced back and tied the set at 5-5, 7-7, and 8-8. At 8-8, the Pipers won the next two points to go up 10-8.
The visitors stayed in the lead in the set until at 14-11 the Scots went on a tear, winning 14 of the next 16 points to take a 2-1 set lead in the match.
In what would ultimately be the final set, the two teams played even volleyball, up until Macalester had a 9-8 lead. The Scots then started to make their move, taking a 14-9 lead and controlling from there, winning the final five points of the match.
Greeney-Hamlin had 11 kills and Schroder had 10 to lead the Pipers. Larsen had five service aces and 14 digs. Macalester was led by 24 kills from Majra Mucic.
Hamline drops to 9-16, 2-7 MIAC and Macalester improves to 12-15, 2-7 MIAC. The Pipers return home to Hutton Arena on Monday, October 25, to host North Central at 7:00 p.m.