Warriors Roll To Fifth Straight Win Over Regents

Warriors Roll To Fifth Straight Win Over Regents

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - Backed by its best hitting performance of the season, the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team rolled to its fifth straight sweep Wednesday night by defeating Rockford in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference opener for both teams inside the Recreation Complex. The Warriors hit a season-high .400 en route to their six straight win over the Regents.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Rockford 0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-13)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (6-6, 1-0 NACC), Rockford (6-8, 0-1 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors jumped out to a quick 6-2 lead in the first set, forcing Rockford to call a timeout. The Regents closed to within two points at 8-6 before WLC rattled off six straight points to take a commanding 19-8 lead. Wisconsin Lutheran cruised to a 25-13 opening set win.
  • After allowing the first point of set two, the Warriors raced out to a 10-2 lead and later used a 5-0 scoring spurt for a 19-7 lead. Wisconsin Lutheran finished the second set by scoring five of the final six points for a 25-11 victory.
  • WLC erased an early deficit in the third set with a four-point rally and pushed its lead to six at 12-6. Rockford never came closer than four points and Wisconsin Lutheran closed the set and match by scoring seven of the last eight points for a 25-13 triumph. The Warriors posted a match-best .464 hitting percentage in the final set with 14 kills and just one error on 28 attempts.

  • Alyssa Charron (Appleton, Wis.) paced the Warriors' attack with nine kills and an impressive .750 hitting percentage on 12 attempts with zero errors. Abby Raasch (Stillwater, Minn.) wasn't far behind with seven kills and zero errors on 13 chances. Grace Tomhave (Lake Mills, Wis.) and Mercedes Pye (Zion, Ill.) added seven and six kills apiece.
  • Emily Sarles (Lombard, Ill.) collected 18 assists and Ally Goba (Mukwonago, Wis.) had four service aces to go along with a match-best 14 digs. Tomhave also tallied five block assists. As a team, Wisconsin Lutheran amassed 16 block assists, the fifth time with at least 16 in a match this season.
  • The Warriors hit a season-high .400 for the match on 38 kills and just six miscues on 80 total attacks. The Green and White pushed their set winning streak to 15, a feat last achieved in 2010 when the team won 16 straight sets.

  • Della Crain led the Regents with a match-high 10 kills. Jessica Witkowski distributed nine assists, and Jennifer Quintas had nine digs. Rockford was held to just -.022 hitting.

  • The Warriors travel to La Crosse on Saturday for two non-conference matches against Elmhurst (4-7) and the host Eagles (4-6) at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively.