Posted: Aug 31, 2019
HOLLAND, Mich. (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team suffered a pair of 3-0 sweeps against Wartburg and No. 21 Hope inside of the DeVos Fieldhouse at the Inspire Hope Tournament Saturday afternoon.
- Final Scores: Wartburg 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 (25-18, 25-8, 25-11); No. 21 Hope 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-16)
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (0-3), Wartburg (2-1), No. 21 Hope (3-0)
- Location: DeVos Fieldhouse, Holland, Mich.
- The Knights won the first set of the opening match 25-18 after going on two separate four-point runs .
- Wartburg jumped out to a 12-2 lead to open the second set before going on runs of seven and five to win set two.
- The Knights once again jumped out to an early 6-1 lead, but the Warriors were able to cut the Wartburg lead to 8-5. After some back-and-forth play, the Knights were once again able to go on a 12-3 run to close out the match.
- After some back-and-forth play in set one of the second match, the nationally-ranked Flying Dutch were able to jump out to a 12-8 lead before a small run made the score 18-12. The Warriors put together a run of their own, cutting the Hope lead to just three at 20-17. The Flying Dutch edged out the Warriors, 25-20, to take the opening set.
- In set two, the two teams fought to a 12-12 tie before the Flying Dutch went on a 6-0 run. The Warriors battled back however and cut the deficit to just two at 21-19, but Hope scored the final four points to seal the set.
- Hope jumped out to an early 7-2 lead in set three, and after the Warriors wouldn't go away without a fight, the Flying Dutch defeated WLC by a score of 25-16.
- Freshman Jenna Charron (Appleton, Wis.) led the Warriors with five kills in match one, while sophomore Mercedes Pye (Zion, Ill.) added six assists and freshman Ally Goba (Mukwonago, Wis.) tallied eight digs.
- Junior Grace Tomhave (Lake Mills, Wis.) led the Warriors in kills with nine in the match against Hope.
- Freshman Emily Sarles (Lombard, Ill.) collected a team high 14 assists, while Goba and Carly Heuer (Germantown, Wis.) added 14 and 13 digs, respectively.
- Kylie Bildstein and Zaiah Quirk led the Knights with eight kills each. Claire Marsh had seven assists, while Katie Foster added a match-high 18 digs.
- Ryan Stutz had eight kills for the Flying Dutch. Adair Cutler and Tracy Westra had 16 and 15 assists, and Jenna VanderLaan lead three players in double-digit digs with 13.
- The Warriors return to action Friday when they travel to Oshkosh for the Pizza Hut Classic hosted by UW-Oshkosh. WLC opens play against UW-Stout (2-0) at 3:30 p.m. and then will play Lawrence (0-4) at 5:30 p.m.