The Minnewaska volleyball team could not quite overcome Melrose in a back-and-forth match on Tuesday night as the Lakers fell in five sets.

Melrose (5-3) took sets one, three and then the fifth by a 15-7 final. The Lakers (2-2) won a 30-28 set in the second and a 25-13 final in the fourth.

Ellie Danielson had a team-high 19 kills for Minnewaska, while Emma Thorfinnson and Alexis Piekarski each added seven. Sara Gieser had 34 assists and Thorfinnson finished with a team-high 16 digs.

MELROSE 3, MINNEWASKA 2

(25-17, 28-30, 25-11, 13-25, 15-7)

MINNEWASKA - Emma Thorfinnson - 7 kills, 1 assist, 16 digs; Avery Hoeper - 4 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 7 digs, 1 block assist; MaKena Panitzke - 3 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs, 1 block assist; Kristen Glover - 1 ace, 9 digs; Ellie Danielson - 19 kills, 15 digs, 1 block; Sara Geiser - 34 assists, 1 ace, 6 digs, 1 block; Alexis Piekarski - 7 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs; Brecklyn Beyer - 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs; Grace Bartels - 3 aces, 2 digs