The Niagara women's volleyball team lost in five sets to Fairfield Sunday.
Niagara (9-6, 5-1 MAAC) rallied for a 32-30 victory in the first set, the longest of the season for the Purple Eagles. Fairfield won the next two, however 25-22 and 25-14 before Niagara won the fourth, 25-20, after taking a 19-13 lead.
Niagara took a 6-1 lead in the fifth but the Stags scratched back with an 11-3 run and won, 15-12.
Nicole Matheis led Niagara with a season-high 15 kills. She also had 15 digs for her sixth double-double of the season. Rachel Hall had a career high 26 and 12 digs. Rylee Hunt had a career high 42 digs, two shy of the Niagara record. Draik Banks tied her season high with seven blocks.