Road Trip Ends With Sweep Of Scarlet Hawks

Road Trip Ends With Sweep Of Scarlet Hawks

CHICAGO, Ill. (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team ended its three-match road swing by taking care of business quickly Friday night and defeating Illinois Tech 3-0 in Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference action at the Keating Sports Center. The win was the Warriors' sixth in their last seven matches and third straight over the Scarlet Hawks in the series.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Illinois Tech 0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-19)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (12-9, 6-1 NACC), Illinois Tech (6-15, 2-6 NACC)
  • Location: Keating Sports Center, Chicago, Ill.

  • The Warriors started fast by jumping out to a 4-0 lead and then led by 10 at 13-3. WLC forced an IIT timeout after building its lead to 18-5. Wisconsin Lutheran closed out the opening set with a 25-10 win. 
  • Wisconsin Lutheran jumped on top early again in the second stanza, leading 6-1 before forcing another Scarlet Hawks timeout at 13-6. IIT scored four of the final five set points, but the Warriors came away with a 25-19 win.
  • WLC trailed 4-1 early in the third set, but turned the tables by leading 11-6 and forcing an Illinois Tech timeout. Leading 19-18, the Warriors scored six of the final seven points of the set for their ninth 3-0 sweep of the season.

  • Junior Grace Tomhave (Lake Mills, Wis.) and sophomore Mercedes Pye (Zion, Ill.) paced the Warriors' attack with eight kills each. Tomhave also racked up five total blocks. Sophomores Abby Raasch (Stillwater, Minn.) and Carly Heuer (Germantown, Wis.) added seven kills apiece.
  • Freshman Emily Sarles (Lombard, Ill.) and sophomore Cassidy Johnson (Germantown, Wis.) were credited with 19 and 15 assists, respectively.
  • Freshman Ally Goba (Mukwonago, Wis.) led three players who posted double-digit kills with 16.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran won its third straight match over Illinois Tech and its ninth via a 3-0 result this season.

  • Sara Hassell led IIT with nine kills, Courtney Darling had 11 assists, and Allison Wilkins added 11 digs. The Scarlet Hawks were held to .000 hitting for the match.

  • The Warriors return home for a quick turnaround tomorrow when they host Concordia Chicago (9-15, 3-5 NACC) for a 12:00 p.m. first serve on Homecoming inside the Recreation Complex. Live stats and video will be available for the match at WLCSports.com.