D III Women's Volleyball

A source for NCAA Division III women's volleyball info and opinion, with a focus on the Midwest and Central regions

9/7: #1 WashU beats #11 Elmhurst, #12 UW-Whitewater

Below are links, where available, to Central/Midwest team events this weekend with competing teams and highlighted results. I’m also tracking top 25 upsets nationally.

Watched WashU/UWW. Stalemate. WashU simply closed better.
Watched Elmhurst/Concordia. Man, did Elmhurst look good.
Watched Emory/St. Thomas. Offensive struggle for both through three sets.
Watched WashU/Elmhurst. Elmhurst won a set but ran out of steam late.

Washington-St. Louis national invite
#1T Washington-St. Louis, #11 Elmhurst, #12 UW-Whitewater, #23 Otterbein, #24 Concordia-Moorhead
#1 Washington-St. Louis def. #12 UW-Whitewater 3-0; #23 Otterbein def. #24 Concordia-Moorhead 3-1; #11 Elmhurst def. #24 Concordia-Moorhead 3-0; #23 Otterbein def. #12 UW-Whitewater 3-2; #1 Washington-St. Louis def. #11 Elmhurst 3-1.

Emory Classic
#4 Emory, #7 St. Thomas, Transylvania, Averett, Berry
#7 St. Thomas def. Berry 3-0; #4 Emory def. Transylvania 3-1; #4 Emory def. #7 St. Thomas 3-2.

Cal Lu Fornia invite
#6 Cal Lutheran, #25 Occidental, Macalester, Grinnell, Trinity (Texas), Hardin-Simmons, Chapman, UC Santa Cruz, La Verne, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Redlands, Pacific (Ore.), Pomona-Pitzer, George Fox, Wesley, Mills
#25 Occidental def. Trinity (Texas) 3-1; Grinnell def. Mills 3-0; #6 Cal Lutheran def. George Fox 3-1; Redlands def. Grinnell 3-0; #25 Occidental def. Hardin-Simmons 3-1; Macalester def. Mills 3-0; Redlands def. Macalester 3-0; #6 Cal Lutheran def. Hardin-Simmons 3-1.

Colorado College Classic
#15 Colorado, #20 Pacific Lutheran, Wheaton (Ill.), Texas Dallas, Texas Lutheran
#20 Pacific Lutheran def. Wheaton 3-0; #15 Colorado College def. Wheaton 3-1; #20 Pacific Lutheran def. Texas Lutheran 3-0; Texas Dallas def. #15 Colorado College 3-2.

Augsburg invite
#18 Saint Benedict, UW-Stevens Point, St. Scholastica, UW-Eau Claire, Northwestern, Gustavus, Augsburg, Coe
Northwestern def. UW-Eau Claire 3-1; Gustavus def. Coe 3-1; #18 Saint Benedict def. St. Scholastica 3-0; Augsburg def. Coe 3-1; UW-Stevens Point def. St. Scholastica 3-1; UW-Eau Claire def. Gustavus 3-1; Northwestern def. #18 Saint Benedict 3-1; Augsburg def. UW-Stevens Point 3-1.

Bethany Lutheran invite
#21 Wartburg, UW Oshkosh, Saint Mary’s, UW-Superior, St. Catherine, Bethany Lutheran
UW-Superior def. Saint Mary’s 3-0; St. Catherine def. Bethany Lutheran 3-0; UW-Superior def. Bethany Lutheran 3-0; #21 Wartburg def. UW Oshkosh 3-0; UW Oshkosh def. St. Catherine 3-0; #21 Wartburg def. Saint Mary’s 3-0.

Bethel invite
Bethel, Carleton, Martin Luther, Central, Northland, Linfield
Central def. Northland 3-0; Linfield def. Martin Luther 3-0; Bethel def. Linfield 3-1; Carleton def. Central 3-2; Bethel def. Martin Luther 3-1; Carleton def. Northland 3-0.

Illinois Wesleyan Barker Classic
Illinois Wesleyan, Monmouth, Illinois College, Concordia Wisconsin, Eureka, Knox, Fontbonne, Lincoln Christian
Illinois Wesleyan def. Illinois College 3-0; Monmouth def. Eureka 3-0; Concordia Wisconsin def. Eureka 3-0; Lincoln Christian def. Fontbonne 3-1; Illinois Wesleyan def. Concordia Wisconsin 3-0; Lincoln Christian def. Illinois College 3-1; Monmouth def. Fontbonne 3-0.

Aurora Jim Coleman Memorial
North Central (Ill.), Lake Forest, Aurora, Principia, Rockford, Beloit, Manchester, Roosevelt
North Central (Ill.) def. Rockford 3-0; North Central (Ill.) def. Manchester 3-0; Principia def. Aurora 3-0; Lake Forest def. Rockford 3-0; Lake Forest def. Manchester 3-1; Roosevelt def. Aurora 3-1; Principia def. Beloit 3-1; Roosevelt def. Beloit 3-0.

Dominican Star Classic
Dominican, Greenville, Lakeland, Willamette
Dominican def. Willamette 3-2; Lakeland def. Greenville 3-1; Willamette def. Lakeland 3-0; Dominican def. Greenville 3-0.

North Park Viking Clash
North Park, Benedictine, Marian, Alverno, MIT
North Park def. Alverno 3-0; Marian def. Alverno 3-0; MIT def. North Park 3-0; Benedictine def. Marian 3-0; Benedictine def. MIT 3-0.

Whitworth Classic
Luther, Whitworth, Whittier, Whitman, Walla Walla
Luther def. Walla Walla 3-0; Luther def. Whitworth 3-2.

Viterbo tournament
St. Olaf, Viterbo, Morningside, Judson, Hannibal LaGrange
St. Olaf def. Hannibal LaGrange 3-0; St. Olaf def. Judson 3-0.

Hanover invite
Spalding, Hanover, Ohio Northern, Bethany (W.V.), Anderson
Hanover def. Spalding 3-2; Bethany (W.V.) def Spalding 3-0.

North Central (Minn.) invite
North Central (Minn.), Trinity Bible, Providence (Canada), Faith Baptist Bible
Providence (Canada) def. North Central (Minn.) 3-0; Trinity Bible def. North Central (Minn.) 3-0.

UW-Platteville invite
St. Norbert, UW-Platteville, Loras, Simpson, Edgewood, Ripon
UW-Platteville def. Loras 3-0; Edgewood def. Ripon 3-0; St. Norbert def. Edgewood 3-0; UW-Platteville def. Simpson 3-0; St. Norbert def. Loras 3-0; Simpson def. Ripon 3-0.

Hamline tournament
UW-River Falls, UW-La Crosse, Hamline, UW-Stout, Buena Vista, Crown, Presentation
Hamline def. Presentation 3-0; UW-La Crosse def. Crown 3-0; UW-La Crosse def. Buena Vista 3-1; UW-Stout def. Crown 3-0; Hamline def. UW-Stout 3-2; UW-River Falls def. Buena Vista 3-0; UW-River Falls def. Presentation 3-0.

Minnesota Morris tri
Minnesota Morris, Mount Marty, Mayville State
Minnesota Morris def. Mayville State 3-1; Minnesota Morris def. Mount Marty 3-2.

Top 25 upset watch (besides above)
#1 Christopher Newport 3, #16 Puget Sound 0
#3 Calvin 3, Kalamazoo 0
#5 Wittenberg 3, #9 Juniata 2
Swarthmore 3, #10 Eastern 0
#13 Cortland St. 3, #19 Mount Union 1
#13 Cortland St. 3, Fredonia St. 1
#19 Mount Union 3, Clarkson 0
#22 Heidelberg 3, Thomas More 2
#22 Heidelberg 3, Birmingham-Southern 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

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