Sammie Miller (Fy., Grand Island, Neb.) had a big night but the Piper volleyballers fell to St. Benedict's, 3-1, Wednesday night at Hutton Arena. Miller had a team high 29 assists, a dozen digs, a service ace and a .231 attack percentage (second only to Sam Greeney-Hamlin, who had a team high 10 kills and a .261 attack mark).
But the Blazers hit .289 as a team for the night, jumped to a 2-0 lead en route to the win.
CSB grabbed that early edge with 14-25 and 19-25 triumphs. But the Pipers responded well to win a rousing third game, 25-23. The Blazers, however, came back for a 12-25 decision to push their MIAC mark to 2-0 (9-5 overall). HU, playing just their second home match of the season, is now 0-2 in the conference and 6-8 overall.
The Pipers will see if home cooking works better Saturday when they host St. Olaf at Hutton Arena in a 3:00 p.m. match.