LAKELAND, Fla.—The Fire were facing double match point against the first place team in The Sun Conference.

Despite a limited lineup due to injury, Southeastern rattled off four straight kills, two from Emily Boehlein to rally to win a wild five-set victory over Webber International.

The win by the Fire ends the Warriors’ 16-game unbeaten streak against Sun Conference opponents.

“We’ve been learning how to play tired, and today we talked about playing with no fear,” said coach Audrey Goldsberry.

Each of the first three sets went extra points, with the Fire (18-3, 10-2 TSC)  taking the first 26-24, despite having set point at 24-23, but a double called against SEU set the match beyond 25 points. A kill by Taylor Gregory, and an attack error by Webber International (18-4, 11-1 TSC) gave the Fire a 26-24 win.

The Fire jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second set, but turned into a back-and-forth affair with each team trading runs of four straight points. Southeastern ended up with a set point chance at 24-23, but one of Emily Bowen’s 27 kills on the night sent the match to extra points. Finally, on its fourth set point, WIU took the set, 29-27.

The Warriors recorded 19 of their 76 kills on the night during the second set.

Both teams registered hitting percentages of .000 in the third, committing as many errors as kills. Southeastern scored the first five points of the set, but the Warriors answered with the next eight. A 5-1 run put the Fire on top, 18-17. Virginia Salanoa-Sagapolu recorded back-toback kills, to give Webber a 23-21 lead. Out of an SEU timeout, the Fire scored the next four points to take the set, 25-23.

Salanoa-Sagapolu finished with a match-best 29 kills.

The lone set that didn’t need extra points to decide was dominated by the Warriors, posting 17 kills and a .271 hitting percentage in a 25-17 win.

Taylor Gregory and Boehlein each had three kills in the final set, helping the Fire overcome a 14-12 deficit to come away with a 16-14 win.

Boehlein finished with 11 kills and a .257 attacking percentage. Hannah Kaszubowski and Emily Kalmink each recorded 12 kills on 42 attacks to lead the team. Kaszubowski posted a double-double, recording a career-high 23 digs. Her 42 attempts and 12 kills were also career bests.

Defensively, Keniah Rivera Santiago posted a career-high 40 digs. She was joined in double figures by Maggie Seagren with 24.

Sarah Castillo also had a double-double, posting a career-high 17 digs, and matched her career high with 26 assists.

The Fire will welcome Coastal Georgia next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for its next match.