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Archive for October 2011

Online tournament coverage Tuesday, Wednesday

I’ll be at the UW-Platteville @ UW Oshkosh WIAC match at 7 on Tuesday, so that recap will be a bit late. Here are the Midwest and Central region tournament matches that will be covered live online. I know that the CCIW matches below are play-ins technically. Semantics.

Also, here’s another plug for the Links to all Conference Tourneys page. You can follow every Pool A conference tournament from those links.

TUESDAY (all matches begin at 7 p.m.)
• Carthage vs. North Park (Video, stats)
• Elmhurst vs. Illinois Wesleyan (Video)
• Millikin vs. Augustana (Video)
• Wheaton vs. North Central (Audio)
• Cornell vs. Dubuque (Video)
• Loras vs. Central (Video)
• Bethel vs. Augsburg (video)
• Saint Benedict vs. Gustavus (Video)
• Dominican vs. Rockford (Video, stats)
• Edgewood vs. Concordia Chicago (Video and stats)
• Wisconsin Lutheran vs. Maranatha (Video)
• UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-River Falls (video and scoring)
• UW Oshkosh vs. UW-Platteville (Audio, scoring)

WEDNESDAY (both matches begin at 7 p.m.)
• St. Scholastica vs. Minnesota-Morris (Video and stats)
• Northwestern vs. Martin Luther (video)

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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‘Oh, this is a nice feature – wait, what?’

Can anyone tell me what’s not right about this fun, breezy NCAA.com getting-to-know-you Q&A feature about D-III volleyball players from around the country? And no, “WISCONSIN-PLATEVILLE’S” is not the error I had in mind. Misspellings happen. This mistake should not.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 30, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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Ricky Nelson’s Week 9 top 10

The AVCA poll comes out Tuesday.
(My rank last week, AVCA rank last week)
1. Calvin 28-0 (1, 1)
2. Emory 32-3 (2, 2)
3. Washington 29-1 (3, 3)
4. Eastern 30-2 (4, 4)
5. Wittenberg 29-3 (5, 6)
6. Southwestern 28-2 (7, 7)
7. Heidelberg 29-5 (6, 5)
8. Christopher Newport 30-4 (8, 8)
9. Concordia-Moorhead 23-3 (9, 9)
10. Carthage 27-6 (10, 10)
Dropped out: (None).
Just missed: St. Thomas (28-3), Elmhurst (28-4), Juniata (23-7).

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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Other pages also updated

Besides the Links to all Conference Tourneys page, the Midwest/Central Region Standout Stats and Standings, Big Matchups pages are also updated. The Standout Stats page has plenty of holes from the weekend, but it’s updated as much as possible, like it is every evening.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 30, 2011 at 12:41 am

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Crusaders win NCCAA Regional

Top-seeded Maranatha defeated No. 2 seed Lincoln Christian in four sets in the NCCAA Midwest Regional championship and earned the right to advance to the National Christian College Athletic Association Division-II National Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., on Nov. 10-12.

The Crusaders also cleaned up on the NCCAA Midwest Region awards. Outside Torey DeLozier was named the Player of the Year, Hallie Nelson was selected the Libero of the Year and outside Pam Borchardt was named the Freshman of the Year. DeLozier, Nelson and middle Laci Peterson were named all-Midwest Region. DeLozier and setter Emily Thompson were selected to the all-Midwest Regional team.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

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No. 1 seeds determined

Of the 41 Pool A conferences that use postseason tournaments to determine their automatic qualifiers, only the SLIAC has yet to figure out its No. 1 seed. The NWC uses regular season standings for its AQ. The North Atlantic Conference Tournament started today with No. 3 seed Farmington and No. 4 seed Husson advancing to the final four.

See who the No. 1 seeds are around the country and find links to all conference tournaments at the aptly named Links to all Conference Tourneys page.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

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10/29: Concordia, St. Thomas share MIAC; Pointers tops of WIAC tri-champs; St. Scholastica, Northwestern share UMAC

MIAC
No. 9 Concordia 3, Saint Benedict 2. Set 5 ended 15-7. CCM won its 11th straight match. CCM outside Jenna Green had 22 kills and 14 digs. CSB outside Chelsie Sobieck had 19 kills and 16 digs. CCM clinched the No. 1 seed at the MIAC Playoffs and a share of the MIAC title with a 10-1 record. CSB ended 8-3 in the MIAC and will be the No. 4 seed at the MIAC Playoffs.
No. 11 St. Thomas 3, Bethel 1. UST won its 15th consecutive match. UST setter Ashley Maher had 46 assists. UST middle Paige Brimeyer went 13-4-29. UST clinched a share of the MIAC title and the No. 2 seed at the MIAC Playoffs with a 10-1 record. BU ended 8-3 in the MIAC and will be the No. 3 seed at the Playoffs.
Gustavus 3, Saint Mary’s 1. GAC setter Malea Noennig had 48 assists. GAC middles Angela Ahrendt and Emily Phillips combined to go 38-3-85. GAC ended 7-4 in the MIAC and will be the No. 5 seed at the MIAC Playoffs. SMU ended 3-8 in the MIAC.
St. Olaf 3, Carleton 0. SOC opposite Melissa Burch went 12-1-19. SOC setter Justine Dammermann had 36 assists. SOC ended 4-7 in the MIAC. CC ended 3-8.
St. Catherine 3, Macalester 2. Set 5 ended 15-8. SCU opposite Kayla Sis went 18-2-35. MC opposite Laura Avena had 21 kills. SCU ended 4-7 in the MIAC. MC ended 1-10.

WIAC
No. 21 UW-Whitewater 3, UW-Stout 0. UWW hit .333. UWW outside Sofia Sanchez went 13-1-30. UWW setter Heidi Buss had 33 assists. UWW (7-1 WIAC) clinched a share of the WIAC title with UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point and will be the No. 2 seed at the WIAC Tournament. UWS ended 1-7.
UW-Eau Claire 3, RV UW-Platteville 2. Set 5 ended 15-10. UWEC libero Lauren Sutherland had 38 digs. UWEC opposite Laura Slinger went 16-4-36 with five blocks. UWEC (7-1 WIAC) clinched a share of the WIAC title with UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point and will be the No. 3 seed at the WIAC Tournament. UWP ended 4-4 in the WIAC and will be the No. 5 seed.
UW-River Falls 3, UW Oshkosh 0. UWRF clinched a WIAC Tournament berth. UWRF had 49 kills and outhit UWO .340 to .111. UWRF middle Erin Green went 24-5-34 with five blocks. UWRF ended 3-5 in the WIAC and will be the No. 6 seed at the WIAC Tournament. UWO ended 4-4 and will be the No. 4 seed.
UW-Superior 3, UW-La Crosse 0. UWS outhit UWL .277 to .074. UWS middle Rachel Langer went 12-3-24. UWS ended 2-6 in the WIAC. UWL ended 1-7.

UMAC
St. Scholastica 3, Northwestern 1. CSS had 62 kills and outhit NWC .346 to .177. CSS setter Sarah Kurtovich had 51 assists. CSS outsides Paige Hardy and Anna Zyvoloski combined to go 31-9-66. CSS middle Megan Windschitl went 11-2-20. Both teams finished 13-1 in the UMAC and shared the title. CSS will be the No. 1 seed. NWC will be No. 2.
Minnesota-Morris 3, Bethany 1. UMM clinched the No. 4 seed at the UMAC Tournament. UMM outside Emily Auch went 12-1-32 with 14 digs. UMM ended 8-6 in the UMAC. BLC ended 6-8.
Martin Luther 3, Presentation 1. MLC outside Rebecca Engelbrecht went 15-3-30 with 14 digs. MLC ended 10-4 in the UMAC. PC ended 3-11.
Crown 3, Northland 0. CC outhit NC .245 to .000. CC middle Naomi Anderson had 13 kills. CC ended 3-11 in the UMAC. NC ended 0-14.

MWC
St. Norbert 3, Carroll 0. SNC setter Abby West had 35 assists. SNC outside Breanne Brocker went 11-1-25 with 14 digs. SNC ended 9-0 in the MWC. CU ended 5-4.
Lake Forest 3, Lawrence 0. LFC clinched a MWC Tournament berth. LFC outside Cori Cooper had 18 kills and 11 digs. LFC ended 6-3 in the MWC and will be the No. 3 seed. LU ended 5-4.
Ripon 3, Beloit 0. RC had 47 kills. RC setter Kristy Oglesby had 42 assists and 14 digs. RC middles Lexie Schaffer and Megan Detlor combined to go 23-6-42. Both ended 2-7 in the MWC.

SLIAC
Principia 3, Spalding 2. PC outside Tess Rountree went 25-2-57 with 16 digs, six blocks and four aces.
• Spalding 3, Blackburn 0. SU ended 13-3 in the SLIAC but is ineligible for the SLIAC Tournament. BC is 0-15 in the SLIAC.
• Greenville 3, MacMurray 0.
• Greenville 3, Westminster 1. GC is 13-2 in the SLIAC.
• Westminster 3, MacMurray 0. WC is 8-7 in the SLIAC and will be the No. 4 seed at the SLIAC Tournament. MC is 1-14 in the SLIAC.
Principia 3, Blackburn 0. PC setter Tara Edwards had 45 assists, 13 aces and 10 digs. PC outside Tess Rountree went 15-1-33 with 15 digs. PC is 10-5 in the SLIAC and clinched the No. 3 seed at the SLIAC Tournament.

Around the country
No. 2 Emory 3, No. 5 Heidelberg 0. EU had 42 kills and outhit HU .267 to .054. EU outside Amelia McCall went 14-2-37.
Lee 3, No. 2 Emory 2. Set 5 ended 15-12. EU led 11-7 in Set 5. LU (26-2) is ranked fourth in the NAIA. EU is 32-3 overall.
No. 12 Juniata 3, No. 5 Heidelberg 2. Set 5 ended 15-12. JC defensive specialist Brittani Young had 32 digs. JC opposite Kelsey Fuller had 15 kills. HU is 29-5 overall.
No. 12 Juniata 3, RV Washington & Lee 1. JC middle Christine Sumner had 15 kills. JC libero Libby Morrison had 26 digs. JC is 23-7 overall. WLU is 25-7.
No. 22 Pacific Lutheran 3, No. 24 Whitworth 0. NWC match. Teams split two prior matches this season. PLU outhit WU .333 to .102. PLU setter Samantha North had 36 assists. PLU outside Kelsie Moore went 14-0-34. PLU is 11-3 in the NWC. WU is 12-2.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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