Women's Volleyball Sweeps Alverno, Remains Perfect In NACC

Women's Volleyball Sweeps Alverno, Remains Perfect In NACC

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team won its third straight match and improved to 3-0 in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference following a 3-0 road sweep over Alverno Saturday afternoon inside Reiman Gymnasium. The Warriors have now won nine consecutive sets to open conference play.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Alverno 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-18)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (9-8, 3-0 NACC), Alverno (1-17, 0-5 NACC)
  • Location: Reiman Gymnasium, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors faced a 5-1 deficit to open the first set but grabbed the lead for the first time at 6-5 after five straight points. Trailing 16-14, WLC rattled off another five-point rally to take the lead for good and went onto win the set 25-18.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran was chasing another deficit early again the second set at 3-1. WLC took its first lead at 4-3 and after one tie, sprinted out to a 19-12 lead thanks to a four-point run. Alverno didn't go away easily though and came within 23-22 before the visitors scored the final two points for the 25-22 second set win.
  • The beginning of the third set featured five ties and back-and-forth rallies. The Warriors scored five straight to erase a slim 8-6 deficit and take an 11-8 lead. Wisconsin Lutheran maintained three different leads of five points before ending the match on a 5-1 run for the 25-18 set and match victory. WLC hit a match-high .257 with 13 kills in the third set.

  • Junior Grace Tomhave (Lake Mills, Wis.) led the Warriors by tying for a match-high eight kills. She also added four total blocks. Freshman Jenna Charron (Appleton, Wis.) amassed seven kills.
  • Sophomore Cassidy Johnson (Germantown, Wis.) tallied 19 of her team's 29 assists and freshman Ally Goba (Mukwonago, Wis.) recorded 20 kills and a trio of service aces.
  • WLC has started conference play by winning nine straight sets and is 3-0 for the second straight season.
  • The Warriors improved to 26-0 all-time against the Inferno, having dropped just three sets during the series span.

  • Three players tied for a match-high eight kills to pace the Inferno. Alex McMath tallied 21 assists and Morgan Lemner had 15 digs. Alverno was held to .040 hitting for the match on 25 kills and 21 hitting errors.

  • The Warriors return home Tuesday when they host Edgewood (6-13, 4-1 NACC) for a 7:00 p.m. conference tilt. The Eagles split with Illinois Tech (W, 3-0) and Maranatha Baptist (L, 3-0) Saturday. Live stats and video will be available for the game at WLCSports.com.