Fifth Set Comeback Pushes Warriors To 4-0 In NACC

Fifth Set Comeback Pushes Warriors To 4-0 In NACC

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team overcame a 12-8 deficit late in the fifth set for an 18-16 win en route to a thrilling 3-2 match victory over Edgewood in Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference play Tuesday night inside the Recreation Complex. The Warriors improved to 4-0 in the NACC with the win.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Edgewood 2 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 17-25, 18-16)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (10-8, 4-0 NACC), Edgewood (6-14, 4-2 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors found themselves facing an early deficit in the opening set, as the visiting Eagles jumped out to a 10-1 lead. Edgewood led by as many as 10 before WLC came back to trim its deficit to just three at 24-21 before EC claimed a 25-21 opening-set win.
  • WLC faced a pair of four-point deficits in the second set, the latter at 11-7. Wisconsin Lutheran broke a 16-16 tie with three straight points before Edgewood tied it for the final time at 19-19. The Warriors ended the second set on a 6-0 run to even the match following a 25-19 win.
  • The Green and White never trailed in the third set, leading by as many as eight at 12-4 after a four-point run. The Eagles came within one point at 15-14 before WLC pulled away with four straight points. WLC took a 2-1 lead in the match after a 25-20 win.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran started strong again in the fourth set, jumping out to an 8-4 lead. EC took its first lead at 15-14 and went on a 5-1 run to take control of the set and even the match with a 25-17 win. Edgewood hit a match-high .344 in the set with 15 kills knot the score at 2-2.
  • The Eagles surged out to a 4-1 lead in the fifth decisive set, and after the Warriors took their first lead at 6-5, scored five in a row for a 10-6 lead. Trailing 12-8, WLC rattled off five straight points after two kills and a service ace. Following a trio of ties, the Warriors faced a 16-15 deficit but scored three straight via two attack errors and a closing service ace from sophomore Cassidy Johnson (Germantown, Wis.) to win the set 18-16 and take the match in five.

  • Sophomore Carly Heuer (Germantown, Wis.) led the Warriors with 11 kills and tied a match-high with seven block assists. Sophomore Mercedes Pye (Zion, Ill.) and freshman Jenna Schomburg (Brillion, Wis.) added 10 kills apiece.
  • Freshman Emily Sarles (Lombard, Ill.) and Johnson both posted double-doubles with 22 assists/11 digs and 16 assists/12 digs, respectively.
  • Freshman Ally Goba (Mukwonago, Wis.) paced WLC with 20 digs and junior Alyssa Charron (Appleton, Wis.) added seven block assists.
  • The Warriors recorded a season-high 24 block assists and their 54 kills and 11 service aces were the second-most of the season.

  • Abbey Maier and Mackenzie Doherty paced the Eagles with 16 and 15 kills each. Brittany Sager tallied a match-best 38 assists and Sarah Uczen recorded 23 digs.

  • The Warriors hit the road for two weekend matches in Illinois, beginning Friday with a 7:00 p.m. clash against Benedictine (13-4, 3-1 NACC). The Eagles defeated Concordia Chicago 3-0 Tuesday night. Live stats and video will be available for Saturday's contest at WLCSports.com.