CLAYMONT — After a five-set nail-biter at Padua last Thursday, the top-seeded St. Mark’s volleyball team found itself on the road again Tuesday night, this time at No. 3 Archmere. The Auks put up a good fight but could not solve the Spartans, falling, 25-22, 25-16 and 25-16. It was Archmere’s first loss of the season, while St. Mark’s remained unbeaten.
Down two sets to none, Archmere (10-1) trailed the Spartans , 17-12, on one of many kills by St. Mark’s senior hitter Lauren Talley, before rallying to score the next four points, cutting the deficit to one. That would be the last point the Auks would earn on the evening, however, as St. Mark’s closed out the set and the match with an eight-point streak.