The Bethany Lutheran Vikings concluded the St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday with two games against Carleton College and Crown College. The Vikings lost the first game to the Knights 3-0 before recording their first win of the season in the second contest with a 3-1 victory over Crown College.
In game one, Kristen Mielke (New Germany, Minn.) led the Vikings with six kills while Megan Rutt (Le Center, Minn.) and Rachel Sorensen (Windom, Minn.) each had three. Jasmine Carlson (Windom, Minn.) was atop both digs and assists for the Vikings with nine and seven respectively.
In the second contest, Rebekka Olsen (North Mankato, Minn.) led the Vikings with 13 kills and Alannah Menk (St. Cloud, Minn.) was close behind her with 10. Veeva Lee (St. Paul, Minn.) led the Vikings in digs with a total of 21, while Carlson tallied 15. Carlson also had 21 assists, while Allyson Lauer (Maplewood, Minn.) recorded 15. Rutt also compiled 4.5 blocks for the Vikings in the four-set match, four of which were solo blocks.
On Friday, the Vikings lost 3-0 to St. Olaf and lost in straight sets 3-0 to Macalester.
The Vikings (1-3) resume play next Tuesday when they take on the Buena Vista Beavers at 7 pm in the North Gym on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College.