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(Updated) 10/30 results: Lady Reds make statement; Oles, Monmouth clinch; DeLozier mashes 45 kills

I tried to make the headline longer, but I couldn’t think of another English word. It was a busy day. Here were my highlights.

#11 St. Olaf 3, Carleton 0
The Oles share the MIAC title with St. Thomas at 10-1, but St. Olaf will be the No. 1 seed at the MIAC playoffs due to SOC’s win over UST. It’s SOC’s first MIAC title since 2001

Beloit 3, St. Norbert 0
Lawrence 3, Lake Forest 2
Today’s results mean idle Monmouth is the MWC co-champ with Beloit at 7-2, but Monmouth will be the No. 1 seed at the MWC tourney next week due to its road win over Beloit on Oct. 3. MC, LFC and SNC all went into today with a chance to host as the No. 1 seed. LFC (6-3 MWC) will be the No. 3 seed and SNC (6-3) will be No. 4. LFC beat SNC on Friday

#10 Carthage 3, #12 St. Thomas 0
Three close ones, but UST errors (36 total, 26 on the attack) were too much to overcome. The loss could take UST out of the running to host a regional. The Lady Reds end their home invite with a 3-0 record against in-region ranked teams and 4-0 overall. CC is 10-0 since a CCIW setback against Millikin 10 days ago. Regional hosts are selected on Nov. 3, and CC will be high among the list of possibilities. UST had won 22 straight against D-III opponents and finished with a 3-1 mark this weekend (2-1 vs. in-region ranked teams). CC is now 9-5, and UST 8-3, vs. in-region ranked teams. CC is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest. UST is No. 3 in the Central

Maranatha 3, Lincoln Christian 2
Torey DeLozier, the D-III leader in kills and points per set, amassed 45 kills in the match to lead the Crusaders to a NCCAA Regional championship. MBBC now advances to the NCCAA national tournament on Nov. 11. DeLozier was named the NCCAA Midwest Region Player of the Year. Fellow Crusader Samantha Pagel was named the region’s Libero of the Year. MBBC’s Regina DeLozier was named the region’s Coach of the Year. Before MBBC plays for an NCCAA title, the Crusaders will play in the NAC tourney next week as the No. 8 seed

#12 St. Thomas 3, #17 UW Oshkosh 0
UST held UWO to 18 points or fewer in each set. UWO is now probably a lower-half NCAA seed after an 0-4 weekend overall and 0-3 vs. in-region ranked teams. UWO falls to 5-8 vs. in-region ranked teams. UST is No. 3 in the Central. UWO is No. 6 in the Midwest

#10 Carthage 3, Trinity (Texas) 2
Three of CC’s top five offensive weapons hit .387 or better as the Lady Reds pick up another quality in-region win. CC is No. 1 in the Midwest. TU is No. 6 in the South

#13 Heidelberg 3, #17 UW Oshkosh 0
HU held UWO to 45 total points in the nonregional match. UWO’s current five-match losing streak is its longest since 1998. HU is No. 1 in the Great Lakes. UWO is No. 6 in the Midwest

Luther 3, Elmhurst 0
Three close sets, but EC drops the in-region match. EC is No. 7 in the Midwest. LC is unranked in the Central

#14 UW-Whitewater 3, Elmhurst 0
UWW picks up a win over an in-region ranked team. UWW is now 6-5 and EC is 2-8 vs. in-region ranked teams. UWW is No. 4 in the Midwest. EC is No. 7 in the Midwest

#22 UW-Platteville 3, #21 Chicago 1
UWP adds another win over a regionally ranked team and win the Illinois Wesleyan tournament in the process with a 3-0 record. UWP had five hitters reach double-digit kills. UWP has now won 16 straight since a loss to UW-Eau Claire on Oct. 1. UC is 10-6 in its last 16 matches. UC falls to 4-8 vs. in-region ranked teams. UWP improves to 5-3 against like teams

St. Scholastica 3, Northwestern 1
CSS won the last three sets to completes its undefeated UMAC run at 14-0. NWC will be the No. 2 seed at the UMAC tourney next week

#18 Concordia-Moorhead 3, Saint Benedict 1
CCM wins the last three sets to win the MIAC match between two regionally ranked teams. CCM recorded 16 blocks. CCM will be the No. 3 seed and CSB No. 5 at the MIAC playoffs next week. CCM is now 4-3, and CSB 1-8, vs. in-region ranked teams. CCM is No. 4 in the Central. CSB is No. 7 in the Central

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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  1. I was at Carthage over the weekend and when the Lady Reds came to play they they were dangerous. UW-Oshkosh looks as if they have thrown in the towel. Random subs or starters, lack of leadership form on and off the court. It appears that they have all checked out including the coach. It’s sad because they still have time to regroup and make a post season run. But losing 9-25 in a set and not taking a TO sends a clear message.

    Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 8:17 am


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