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10/15: WashU set streak ends at 63, Carthage sweeps Hope

First of all, I went to the UW Oshkosh invite today. After seeing Dominican play online a few times this season, I finally got to see the Stars in person. I withheld my opinion until I saw them live, and today my hunch was confirmed. I can’t state it any clearer than: Dominican is a top 25 team. End of story. No doubt in my mind. I promise. I pinky swear. While I’m on the subject, I also think Northwestern and Coe deserve more attention. Now onto the main course.

Nonconference
No. 1 Calvin 3, Millikin 1. CC lost a set for the first time in 12 matches. CC setter Megan Rietema went 6-1-8 with 46 assists, nine digs and four blocks. CC is 23-0 overall.
No. 14 Hope 3, Saint Benedict 1. CSB won Set 2, 31-29. HC setter Greer Bratschie had 58 assists and 18 digs.
No. 10 Carthage 3, No. 14 Hope 0. CC outhit HC .361 to .167. CC outside Lauren Dembkowski went 18-1-38 with 11 digs. HC is 18-4 overall.
• No. 10 Carthage 3, Saint Benedict 0. CC is 22-5 overall. CSB is 15-9.
North Central 3, No. 23 UW-Whitewater 1. NCC outside Jenae Harner had 18 kills and 17 digs. NCC is 14-11 overall. UWW is 19-6.
North Central 3, Saint Mary’s 2. Set 5 ended 17-15. SMU played its 12th five-set match (5-7 record). NCC outside Jenae Harner went 20-4-43 with 16 digs. NCC setter Ryan Lally had 62 assists. SMU is 15-12 overall.
• Coe 3, Wheaton 1. CC won the North Central College Tiffany Robinson Tournament (UW-Whitewater, NCC, WC, Saint Mary’s, etc.) with a 4-0 record. CC is 26-2 overall. WC is 14-11.
Dominican 3, UW Oshkosh 0. DU won the UW Oshkosh Invite with a 4-0 record. DU had 15 blocks. UWO hit .009. DU is 23-4 overall.
Gustavus 3, UW Oshkosh 0. GAC is 18-7 overall. UWO is 16-12.
No. 12 St. Thomas 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0. UST swept four matches to win the Simpson Invite. UST hit .330. UST outside Jill Greenfield had 10 kills and 14 digs. UST is 24-3 overall. NWU is 12-9.
Bethel 3, Augsburg 0. BU won the UW-Superior Stinger Classic with a 4-0 record. St. Kate’s also finished 4-0, but BU won the point differential tiebreaker. BU is 19-6 overall. AC is 12-8.
UW-River Falls 3, Dubuque 2. Set 5 ended 15-10. UWRF middle Erin Green and UD outside Lauren McKissick had 24 kills apiece. UWRF is 13-13 overall. UD is 13-15.

UAA
No. 2 Washington 3, No. 16 Chicago 1. WU’s 63-set winning streak was snapped in Set 1 (25-22). WU setter Marilee Fisher had 47 assists and eight digs. WU middle Lauren Budde had 15 kills, 12 digs and six blocks. WU also beat Case in four. UC swept Brandeis in its other UAA match. WU is 5-0 in the UAA. UC is 3-2.

MWC
Grinnell 3, Illinois College 0. GC outhit IC .248 to .035. GC is 6-2 in the MWC. IC is 3-5.
Lake Forest 3, Ripon 1. LFC middle Kristen Braun went 14-2-24. LFC is 2-1 in the MWC. RC is 1-5.

SLIAC
• Spalding 3, Blackburn 0. SU is 10-1 in the SLIAC. BC is 0-9.

UMAC
Minnesota-Morris 3, Northland 0. UMM outside Hannah Terhaar went 10-2-21. UMM is 5-4 in the UMAC. NC is 0-9.
St. Scholastica 3, Presentation 0. CSS outside Anna Zyvoloski went 13-1-23. CSS is 8-1 in the UMAC. PC is 2-7.
• Northwestern 3, Bethany Lutheran 0. NWC is 9-0 in the UMAC. BLC is 4-5.
Martin Luther 3, Crown 0. MLC had 10 blocks and outhit CC .255 to .050. MLC is 6-3 in the UMAC. CC is 2-7.

Upset watch around the country
• Lewis & Clark 3, No. 22 Pacific Lutheran 2. NWC match. Set 5 ended 15-10. L&C beat its third ranked NWC opponent in the last eight days (Whitworth, Puget Sound). L&C is 10-10 overall and 6-4 in the NWC. PLU is 15-4, 7-3.

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

October 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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