HMS (5-17, 3-6) kept the score close in two of the three sets at Gehlen (18-9, 8-1).
Gehlen led 14-12 before calling a timeout in the first set. The Jays responded by winning five of the next six points and 11 of the final 15 to win the set 25-16.
HMS responded in the third set as the two teams saw several ties and lead changes through the first half of the game.
Gehlen closed out the match by winning 13 of the final 17 points to win the third set 25-16.
Senior Abby Freking led the Jays with nine ace serves on 25-for-26 serving. Freking also made 29 assists.
Baily Wiltgen hit four aces on 17-for-20 serving. Shannon Smith was 13-for-14 passing and 9-for-10 serving with one ace. Emily Holtgrewe was 10-for-12 passing.
Freking, Langel and Smith each made nine digs. Langel made one solo block and assisted on two others. Hannah Kessenich assisted on three blocks.
Gehlen will go to Hinton for Thursday's match.