Saturday, facing the ninth-ranked team in the country, Nebraska-Kearney, which also happened to be fresh off a rare conference loss Friday, the ThunderWolves needed to play their best to have a shot of knocking off the juggernaut Lopers.
But the ThunderWolves were anything but Saturday afternoon, committing 25 attack errors and putting up an attack percentage in the negatives as Kearney cruised to a three-set to none sweep of the Pack, 25-8, 25-17, and 25-11.
The ThunderWolves committed 12 attack errors in the first set alone, more than the six attack errors the Lopers turned in for the entire match. Kearney emerged from the match with an insane .533 attack percentage, dwarfing the Pack's -.013 percentage.
The ThunderWolves were hoping to take advantage of a Loper squad that entered Saturday's match with something prove after their 22-game win streak was halted in unceremonious fashion to conference-foe Western State, a team that had just five wins prior to beating Kearney Friday.
Instead, the Pack saw a Kearney team that was determined to not let another loss take place.
The Pack's loss drops the ThunderWolves to 4-17 on the season, and their RMAC record to 2-11 this season. The Pack will now embark on a four-match road trip, heading to Adams State for a Tuesday night match on Oct. 21.