Freshman setter Hannah nauert led Lake Forest in assists and digs in the Forester volleyball team's 16-25, 25-15, 25-15, 27-25 loss to Coe College on Saturday. The teams were competing in the 2017 Associated Colleges of the Midwest Volleyball Invitational at Colorado College.
Nauert finished the match with 17 assists and a career-high 16 digs.
Sophomore outside hitter Grace Larson pounded out a team-high 13 kills and added a dozen digs for her fifth double-double in eight matches this season. Freshman outside hitter Olivia Grimmer also reached double figures in kills with 10 and served up a team-high three aces.
A Grimmer kill gave the Foresters the first point of the match and her second of the day put them ahead 2-1. Lake Forest led for the rest of set one, allowing the Kohawks to win back-to-back points just twice in the set. The Foresters led by as many as nine points on several occasions, including at the end of the set.
Coe turned the tables and never trailed in set two. The score was still close at 13-10 before the Kohawks won 12 of the final 17 points in the set.
The lead changed hands a few times early in the third set. With the score tied at nine, Coe took control with a 9-1 run and won the set by 10.
The Kohawks led set four by as many as seven points and were ahead by five at 23-18 before an 8-1 run by the Foresters gave them a 25-24 advantage. Coe, however, won the next three points to take the set and the match.
Lake Forest is now 3-5 on the season while Coe evened its record at 4-4.
The Foresters' next match will be played at Trinity International University Wednesday night at 7:00.