After defeating Cheyney last week, things were looking great for the Clarion Golden Eagles volleyball team.
They were on a four-match win streak with no losses.
However, things changed when they traveled to West Chester to face the Golden Rams in a PSAC match.
Clarion ended up getting its first loss Saturday afternoon.
The score was 3-0 by the end of the match, leaving the Golden Eagles in defeat.
When the match began, it seemed like the two teams were evenly matched.
The score was 5-5 early in the first set.
The tie had finally been broken when West Chester had a 9-5 lead after a successful block, leaving the Golden Rams in the lead.
They won the first set with a score of 25-14.
Match two began, and Clarion took the lead after a service ace by Catherine Ferragonio, setting the score to 6-2.
Later, the Golden Eagles increased its lead to 10-5 after Taylor Braunagel earned a kill for the team.
The two teams tied for the last time after Braunagel earned another kill.
The Golden Eagles definitely put in hard work in, but it was not enough to hold back the strength of the Golden Rams.
The Rams went on a 7-3 run, earning the victory for the second set.
The third and final set started.
It wasn’t looking good for the Golden Eagles.
The Golden Rams held a 14-11 lead.
Lauryn Driscoll would then get a successful kill for her team, setting the score to 19-16.
At the end of the set, the Golden Rams would get the last three points of the match, earning the victory.
By the end of the match, Mackenzie Biggs earned 10 kills for the team and Ferragonio had 11 digs.
A tough loss for Clarion, but it could have been much worse.
This loss would end the four-match win streak for the Golden Eagles.
However, it would be no surprise if the team hopped back up to begin another winning streak.
It was an intense, competitive match and a great show for fans of both teams.