Ottumwa -- The set scores were just as close as you would expect from two teams both ranked in the top-ten nationally. But No. 8 Iowa Western made plays down the stretch in all three sets and notched a 3-0 victory against 7th-rated Indian Hills at the Hellyer Center on Wednesday night. The Reivers, who won their seventh consecutive match, prevailed 26-24, 25-23, 25-20 to hand the Warriors only their third loss of the season.
It was a frustrating night for the Warriors, who led late in the first two sets and were up 16-14 in the third. Iowa Western came from 21-18 down in the opening set and 21-19 in set two. The final set saw the visitors run off six straight points to turn things around and complete the sweep.
The Warriors are 18-3 and play at Jefferson (Mo.) College on Friday.