Hamline fell by set scores of 25-17, 25-20, 25-16.
The two teams exchanged pairs of points in the opening set until they reached 10-10. The Blazers then took advantage of a trio of Piper errors and went ahead 13-10. The hosts never let Hamline back into the set, taking it by eight points.
Hamline jumped out to an early lead in the second set, going ahead by as much as 12-9. A pair of Gustie kills helped Gustavus close the scoring gap, and they tied the set at 13-13, and again at 15-15.
A Gustie kill gave them a lead at 16-15, and they wouldn't relinquish it again.
The third set seemed to almost mirror the first, with Gustavus scoring seven straight points to break a 7-7 deadlock and gain control of the frame.
Danielle Bennett-Curry (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) led the Pipers with 12 kills while Tasha Simmons (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) had 11. Heidi Larsen (Jr., Andover, Minn.) had 25 digs for Hamline and Jackie Kelly (Jr., Blaine, Minn.) had 30 assists.
The Pipers fall to 10-11, 0-6 MIAC with the conference loss. Hamline remains on the road to play at St. Olaf on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m.