The Rice Lake volleyball team earned two close wins in the second and third sets but Superior won the next to force a fifth and final set in which the Spartans won to take the match 3-2 in a nonconference contest on Tuesday in Rice Lake.
After dropping the opening game, the Warriors (4-5) narrowly won the second set 27-25. Superior had recorded consecutive points to take a 23-22 lead but Rice Lake got a kill from Eliana Sheplee to tie it up. Superior went back in front but Sheplee added another kill to knot the score 24-24. The Spartans went back in front again but a serving error evened the score. Rice Lake finally got ahead with another kill from Sheplee and then ended the game following an attacking error from Superior.