The Red Wing volleyball team fell in a close first set and never regained momentum thereafter in a 3-0 loss to Faribault on Thursday.
Red Wing head coach Lindsay Woychek said the team had its struggles to maintain a high level of play.
"We also dug ourselves into holes early in sets, that we were unable to overcome in the end," she said.
The Falcons took the first set 25-22, then followed with back-to-back 25-16 wins in the second and third sets.
Elle Thorson tallied 10 digs and two aces. Hallie Roschen led the Wingers with 20 assists and nine digs. Abi Deming contributed 10 kills and seven digs.
Red Wing moved to 4-10 overall. The Wingers next host Glenwood City on Monday, Sept. 23, then Owatonna on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The No. 2-ranked Northfield volleyball team swept Red Wing 25-13, 25-15, 25-10 Tuesday night.
The Wingers had trouble stringing points together, but it wasn't for a lack of trying.
"The scores tonight do not reflect the fight that was shown by the team against one of the top teams in the state.," Red Wing head coach Lindsay Woychek said. "The team played together, made some tough plays, and led to start the second set for the first 10 points."
Winger Abi Deming had 10 kills and seven digs. Hallie Roschen tallied 14 assists and 10 digs. Elle Thorson came up with three blocks, while Elle Brandt added nine digs.