Warriors Sweep Storm In Rapid Fashion

Warriors Sweep Storm In Rapid Fashion

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team improved to 7-1 on its home court after a 3-0 non-conference sweep over Simpson Friday night inside the Recreation Complex. It was the Warriors' 12th three-set sweep of the season.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Simpson 0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-17)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (16-11), Simpson (8-17)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors never trailed in the first set, as they stormed out to an 11-4 lead behind consecutive service aces from sophomore Mercedes Pye (Zion, Ill.). WLC led by as many as eight points at 16-8 before the Storm cut their deficit to just three at 21-18. Wisconsin Lutheran scored the final four points for the opening set for a 25-18 lead.
  • WLC trailed by one at 3-2 in the second set, but rattled off a 9-1 run to take an 11-4 lead. The Green and White extended its lead to 13 points at 20-7 before coasting to a 25-12 set two victory.
  • Simpson held a slim 2-1 lead before an 8-1 run by Wisconsin Lutheran gave the hosts a 9-3 advantage. The Warriors held an 18-10 lead before the visitors scored five straight to come within three points. WLC closed with a 7-2 run to win the set 25-17 and sweep the match.

  • Junior Grace Tomhave (Lake Mills, Wis.) led the Warriors with seven kills, while sophomore Abby Raasch (Stillwater, Minn.) added six kills for a .556 hitting percentage.
  • Freshman Emily Sarles (Lombard, Ill.) collected 14 of the team's 23 assists.
  • Sophomore Mercedes Pye posted 15 digs and four service aces. Junior Alyssa Charron (Appleton, Wis.) recorded four block assists as WLC finished with 14 for the match.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran improved its record to 7-1 on its home court and secured its 12th sweep of the season.

  • Hannah Lester paced the Storm with nine kills, while Alyssa Mathew registered 24 assists. Ariana Martinez led three Storm in double-digit digs with 16.

  • Wisconsin Lutheran hosts UW-Superior (14-17) and Concordia Chicago (13-17) in two non-conference matches tomorrow as part of the Warriors Invitational. Live stats and video will be available for both at WLCSports.com.