Warriors Win Fourth Straight Following Senior Day Sweep

Warriors Win Fourth Straight Following Senior Day Sweep

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team ended its 2015 season with its fourth straight win following a 3-0 Senior Day sweep over MSOE Saturday afternoon in Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference action at the Recreation Complex. The Warriors fell just short of the sixth seed in the upcoming conference tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker with Benedictine.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, MSOE 0 (25-23, 25-9, 25-16)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (11-15, 5-6 NACC), MSOE (11-15, 2-9 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 95

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Despite an early deficit, the Warriors controlled the majority of the opening set. WLC led by as many as six points at 13-7 before holding off a late MSOE rally to collect a 25-23 win.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran collected its most-lopsided win of the season in set two, 25-9. The Warriors jumped out to an 8-1 lead and never looked back.
  • The third set featured a tight battle early on before Wisconsin Lutheran pulled away midway through to secure a 25-16 win and come away with a 3-0 sweep.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Wisconsin Lutheran hit .234 for the match, its second-highest output of the season.
  • Britley Grulke (Hustisford, Wis./Hustisford) posted a match-high 11 kills on .476 hitting to lead the Warriors. 
  • Alexis Hafemeister (Milwaukee, Wis./Wauwatosa West) and Courtney Pattison (Prairie du Chien, Wis./Prairie du Chien) distributed 22 and 12 assists, respectively. 
  • Morgan Scanlon (Racine, Wis./Lutheran) recorded a match-high 13 digs.
  • Alexis Hafemeister, who was honored prior to the match as the team's only senior, finished her career with 2057 assists, a program record. It her 19th straight match with double-digit assists.
  • MSOE had three players post five kills each and Abby Born dished out 11 assists.
  • Benedictine clinched the NACC Tournament's sixth seed over the Warriors by virtue of its October 3 3-0 win over WLC.
  • The Warriors' four-match winning streak is their longest since the 2011 season. WLC's .423 winning percentage is also its highest since 2011.