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9/19/19: Ranked Beavers best Sharks

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Top 25 Upset Watch
#21 Babson 3, Simmons 0

-Ricky Nelson

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September 19, 2019 at 12:12 am

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9/18/19: #6 Chicago downs #1 Calvin, #14 UWW sweeps #13 UWEC

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Northland Tri
Northland, Finlandia, North Central (Minn.)
Northland 3, North Central (Minn.) 0; North Central (Minn.) 3, Finlandia 1; Northland 3, Finlandia 0.

WIAC
#14 UW-Whitewater 3, #13 UW-Eau Claire 0 UWW outhit UWEC, .184 to .000.
UW-Oshkosh 3, UW-La Crosse 0 UWO’s Sundholm: 9 kills, 11 digs.
UW-Stevens Point 3, UW-River Falls 0 UWSP’s Gehl: 16 kills, 22 digs.

CCIW
#10 Carthage 3, Illinois Wesleyan 0 CC’s Horner hit 12-1-18.
Augustana 3, North Central 1 AC’s Bialobok: 19 kills.
Millikin 3, Carroll 2 MU’s Jackson: 17 kills.
Wheaton 3, North Park 1 WC’s Brown: 12 kills.

MIAC
#8 Saint Benedict 3, Bethel 2 CSB’s M. Weiss: 14 kills, 10 blocks.
#18 St. Thomas 3, St. Olaf 1 UST’s Egan: 12 kills.
Carleton 3, Macalester 1 CC’s Loe: 14 kills, 22 digs.
Concordia 3, St. Catherine 2 CC’s Brakke: 11 kills, 11 digs.
Hamline 3, Saint Mary’s 1 HU’s Hurrle: 18 kills, 4 blocks.

ARC
Coe 3, Dubuque 1 CC’s Tidman: 13 kills, 21 digs.
Wartburg 3, Luther 0 WC outhit LC, .223 to -.010.
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Buena Vista 2 NWU’s Bellinghausen: 17 kills.
Central 3, Simpson 2 CC’s Larson: 15 kills.

NACC
Aurora 3, Illinois Tech 0 AU outhit IIT, .314 to -.014.
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Lakeland 1 CUW’s Pavlik ht 12-1-21.
Dominican 3, Concordia Chicago 1 DU: 16 aces.
Edgewood 3, Alverno 0 EC: 19 aces.
MSOE 3, Marian 2 MSOE’s Wallach: 14 kills, 29 digs.
Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Rockford 0 WLC outhit RU, .400 to -.022.

Nonconference
#6 Chicago 3, #1 Calvin 1 UC’s Paulson: 17 kills, 15 digs.
#22 Transylvania 3, Spalding 0 TU: 47 kills, hit .378.
Elmhurst 3, Lake Forest 2 EC’s Zurliene: 10 kills, 16 digs 5 aces.
Rose-Hulman 3, Webster 1 RHIT’s Canon: 17 kills.
St. Louis Pharmacy 3, Fontbonne 0 STLCOP is NAIA.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#5 Berry 3, Oglethorpe 0
#12 Carnegie Mellon 3, Point Park 0

-Ricky Nelson

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September 18, 2019 at 12:09 am

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9/17/19: St. Kate’s gets 1st win over UNW since 2007

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WIAC
UW-Platteville 3, UW-Stout 2 UWP’s Kudronowicz: 14 kills, 13 digs.

Nonconference
Gustavus Adolphus 3, Minnesota Morris 0 GAC outhit UMM, .398 to .116.
St. Catherine 3, Northwestern 0 SCU’s Cutts: 10 kills, 5 blocks.
Illinois College 3, Fontbonne 0 IC’s Pankey: 14 kills.
Monmouth 3, Blackburn 0 MC outhit BC, .223 to .073.
Lincoln Christian 3, Principia 0 LCU is NAIA.
Maranatha Baptist 3, Mount Mary 1 MBU outhit MMU, .355 to -.056.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#16 Ohio Northern 3, Bluffton 0
#21 Babson 3, WPI 0

-Ricky Nelson

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September 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

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2019 AVCA Week 3 poll: Calvin claims top spot

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Unbeaten Calvin is the new top team in the country, as expected, in the AVCA Week 3 poll as defending national champion and previous No. 1 Emory suffered its first loss of the year over the weekend.

Emory, which fell one spot, is followed in the poll by No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 4 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) and No. 5 Berry.

Central and Midwest teams in the Week 3 top 25: No. 6 Chicago; No. 8 Saint Benedict; No. 10 Carthage; No. 13 Wisconsin-Eau Claire; No. 14 Wisconsin-Whitewater; No. 16 Augsburg; No. 18 St. Thomas (Minn.).

Central and Midwest teams receiving votes this week: Washington-St. Louis; St. Olaf; Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Gustavus Adolphus; Aurora; Loras; Northwestern.

My Week 3 top 10 had Carnegie Mellon, Augsburg, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Ohio Northern instead of Johnson & Wales (R.I.), Chicago, Juniata and Trinity (Texas).

-Ricky Nelson

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September 17, 2019 at 12:08 am

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9/16/19: MLC wins home opener

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Nonconference
Martin Luther 3, Crown 1 MLC’s Aguilar: 13 kills, 4 blocks.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 16, 2019 at 12:29 am

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2019 Last Team Standing down to 16 contenders

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The initial list of 16 contenders for 2019’s Last Team Standing include last year’s Last Team Standing and presumptive new No. 1 team in the country (Calvin), four squads from the same New England conference (NESCAC) and one program from an institution — Tom Brady’s neighbor fresh off accreditation probation — that has yet to make its season debut (Pine Manor).

The Last Team Standing page lists all of the contenders along with their schedules through September.

Does Pine Manor have a waiver this season? That team appears in need of matches to reach the 17 minimum contests.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 15, 2019 at 3:39 am

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Ricky Nelson’s 2019 Week 3 top 10

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The AVCA poll comes out Tuesday.

My rank, (My Week 2 rank, AVCA Week 2 rank), record, key results last week
1 (1,2). Calvin 9-0 W: Christopher Newport.
2 (2,1). Emory 8-1 W: Juniata. L: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
3 (8,3). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9-2 W: Emory; Washington-St. Louis. L: Juniata.
4 (NR,19). Carthage 11-1 W: Wisconsin-Eau Claire; St. Thomas (Minn.).
5 (4,4). Berry 8-2 W: Wittenberg; Heidelberg. L: Ohio Northern.
6 (3,10). Carnegie Mellon 10-1 W: Hope; Muskingum. L: Susquehanna.
7 (5,17). Augsburg 10-2 L: Loras.
8 (9,12). Saint Benedict 11-1 W: Northwestern.
9 (NR,15). Wisconsin-Whitewater 8-3 W: Ohio Northern; Heidelberg. L: Wittenberg.
10 (NR,21). Ohio Northern 7-3 W: Berry. L: Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Dropped out: No. 6 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) (8-1); No. 7 St. Thomas (10-2); No. 10 Wesleyan (6-0).

-Ricky Nelson

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September 15, 2019 at 1:22 am

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