RIVER FALLS, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Volleyball season ended with a loss to University of Wisconsin-River Falls 19-25, 25-23, 21-25 and 22-25 which was a must-win game for the Pioneers to qualify for the WIAC Championship tournament.
The Pioneers finish the season 16-14 (2-5 WIAC) and the Falcons improve to 21-12 (3-4 WIAC) and advance to the WIAC Championship.
It was a slow start for the Pioneers in the first set and they hit -.029 as a team to fall 19-25. In set two the Pioneers had 15 kills and just fours errors for a .344 hitting percentage to take set two 25-23. The Pioneers were forced to play from behind throughout the third and fourth sets but couldn't find a way to take the lead.
Junior Hailey Youngren tallied a double double and led the Pioneers in kills and digs with 11 and 17, respectively. Youngren hit .222 in the match and had one ace and a block assist. Sophomore Olivia Kudronowicz also double doubled with 11 kills and 12 digs.