Warriors Ground Eagles For Fifth Straight Win

Warriors Ground Eagles For Fifth Straight Win

LISLE, Ill. (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team remained unbeaten in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference following a 3-1 road win over Benedictine Friday night inside the Dan and Ada Rice Center. The win was the Warriors' fifth straight overall and third straight over the Eagles.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Benedictine 1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (11-8, 5-0 NACC), Benedictine (13-5, 3-2 NACC)
  • Location: Dan and Ada Rice Center, Lisle, Ill.

  • The Warriors never trailed in the opening set as they jumped out to an 8-3 lead over the Eagles. WLC led by as many as eight points at 17-9. BenU mounted a comeback and closed within just two points at 22-20, forcing a WLC timeout. Wisconsin Lutheran scored the final three points of the set for the 25-20 win.
  • WLC once again started strong in the second set, jumping out to an 8-2 advantage. The Green and White maintained its lead and led 17-12. The Warriors held an 18-15 lead before the Eagles rattled off nine straight points to swing the momentum and even the match with a 25-19 win.
  • Benedictine fought off five ties early in the third set to pull ahead for a 10-6 lead. The Eagles held a six-point lead at 17-11 before Wisconsin Lutheran began to chip away. Trailing 22-18, the Warriors scored six straight points to take their first lead since 5-4 and won the tiebreaking set 25-23.
  • The visitors held the lead for the entire fourth set, jumping out to an 8-3 lead. The Warriors led 16-10 and then 17-12 before the Eagles scored four straight to come within a point. WLC scored three straight out of the timeout and never looked back on its way to a 25-18 win to take the match in three.

  • Junior Grace Tomhave (Lake Mills, Wis.) led the Warriors with a match-high 13 kills. Sophomore Mercedes Pye (Zion, Ill.) nearly notched a double-double with nine kills and 13 digs.
  • Freshman Emily Sarles (Lombard, Ill.) and sophomore Cassidy Johnson (Germantown, Wis.) tallied 17 and 11 assists, respectively.
  • Freshman Ally Goba (Mukwonago, Wis.) tied a match high with 21 digs. Junior Alyssa Charron (Appleton, Wis.) and sophomore Abby Raasch (Stillwater, Minn.) combined for nine of WLC's 18 block assists.
  • After dropping 15 straight in the all-time series, the Warriors have won the last three over BenU.

  • Taylor Dunwell paced the Eagles with 10 kills and 15 digs for a double-double. Alyssa Mojica posted 29 assists to lead all players. The match was just Benedictine's second home contest of the season.

  • The Warriors face a quick turnaround when they travel to Aurora (13-8, 4-1 NACC) tomorrow for a 12:00 p.m. first serve. The Spartans swept Alverno tonight, 3-0. Live stats and video will be available for the match at WLCSports.com.