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Luther traveled to Waverly, Iowa to face top seed of the Iowa Conference Tournament Wartburg College. Playing inspired volleyball, the Norse nearly pulled off the upset, but fell 3-2 to the Knights.
After losing the first set 25-18, Luther won the next two sets 25-19, 25-15. The Knights leveled the match to 2-2 after posting a 25-12 victory in set four, sendind the match into the fifth and deciding set.
Trailing the Norse 11-9, the regular season champions went on a 6-1 run, to secure the match victory 15-12.
Kelsey Sorensen and Hannah Wilson both posted a match high 19 kills each. Leah Broderick also tallied double digit kill totals with 11. Natalee Johnson was next with nine. Lindsey Ryan dished out 53 assists, while Brandi Knupp was credited with 24 digs.
The loss ends Luther's season with an overall record of 16-19. Wartburg (25-11) advances to the championship match and will host Coe College Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Coe defeated Loras 3-0 tonight in the other semifinal in Cedar Rapids.
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