Freshman Olivia Grimmer led the visitors with six kills, seven digs, and two aces in the Forester volleyball team's 25-16, 25-17, 25-14 loss at Cornell College Friday night.
Cornell won the first two points of the match and led throughout the opening set. Lake Forest pulled to within a point several times early in the set and trailed by just four at 15-11 before being outscored 10-5 the rest of the way.
Lake Forest took its first lead of the night at 8-7 in set two but the home team responded with an 8-2 run. The Rams' lead was just three at 18-15 before they closed out the set with a 7-2 run.
The Foresters won the first two points of the third set but dropped seven of the next eight. Cornell already led by seven at 16-9 before rattling off seven points in a row. The Foresters fought off three match points before the home team finished it off.
Lake Forest is now 8-10 overall this season and 1-2 in Midwest Conference play. Cornell improved to 16-5 overall and remained undefeated in the league after four conference contests.
The Foresters will continue their road trip to Iowa with another MWC match at Grinnell College Saturday afternoon at 1:00.