As the Vikings near the end of their season, they face many of the same problems that have plagued them since the beginning. This week, the women’s volleyball team faced off against St. Norbert and then traveled to Iowa to face Loras College and Clarke College. The Vikings first faced St. Norbert, who the Vikings volleyball team has yet to beat after 48 meetings. Unfortunately, this meeting would be no different. The Vikings were dominated in the first game 25-7. In the second game, the Vikings battled back, but could not get enough together to take the game (25-21). Again in the third game, St. Norbert took control and won the match in three games, 25-14. Over the weekend, the Vikings traveled to Iowa to face two tough non-conference teams. The Vikings first faced-off with Loras in a hard-fought match. Loras took the first game 25-19. The next two matches did not fall far from the first and Loras took the match in three games (25-18, 25-17). Finally, the Vikings faced off against Clarke College. The match was another tough one and ended up like the game against Loras. Despite playing tough defense, the Vikings could not push by the hard play of Clarke, who took the match in three games (25-18, 25-15, 25-15). The Vikings close out their season this week at Carroll College on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and then finish out with a final conference match against Beloit at home on Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the Vikings as they finish off their season and conference play at home.