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Archive for September 2013

9/30: Griffins eke by IWC, into 3rd in SLIAC

SLIAC
Fontbonne 3, Iowa Wesleyan 2 Set 5 ended 16-14;  FU’s Taryn Ballmann had 16 kills, 10 digs.

Nonconference
Mid-Continent 3, Fontbonne 1 MCU is NAIA.
Mid-Continent 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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Ricky Nelson’s 2013 Week 4 top 10

The AVCA Week 4 poll comes out Tuesday.

My rank, (my Wk 3 rank, AVCA), record, last wk results
1 (1, 1). Calvin (15-0) Won 42 consecutive sets. 
2 (2, 5). Cal Lutheran (14-1) W: Claremont-M-S; Occidental. 
3 (3, 2). Hope (15-1) Lost 4 sets all season. 
4 (4, 4). Emory (18-1) W: Cornell; Randolph-Macon. 
5 (5, 3). St. Thomas (13-1) Two conference sweeps. 
6 (7, 6). Elmhurst (16-1) W: Washington-St. Louis; UW-Eau Claire. 
7 (6, 7). Juniata (15-1) W: Chris. Newport. L: UW-Whitewater. 
8 (8, 8). Mount Union (19-0) W: Geneva. 
9 (9, 12). Saint Benedict (14-1) W: Saint Mary’s (Minn.).
10 (NR, 15). Eastern (16-2) W: UW-Whitewater; Chris. Newport.
Dropped out: No. 10 Washington-St. Louis (11-4).

My top 5 matches of the week:
10/2 St. Thomas vs. Saint Benedict
10/4 Nebraska Wesleyan vs. Colorado College
10/5 St. Thomas vs. Elmhurst
10/5 St. Thomas vs. Coe
10/6 Washington-St. Louis vs. Chicago

Opening up the plug bag
Who had 70 assists in a match over the weekend? The regularly updated Standout Stats page has that answer as well as every other Central or Midwest region player to record 10 blocks, 20 kills, 30 digs or 50 assists in a match this season. Past seasons can be found on the right rail.

Which six D-III teams are still undefeated? Find out on the nightly updated Last Team Standing page, which includes links to team schedules and upcoming matches. Past Last Team Standing winners can be found on the right rail.

Who’s atop the standings and what do I think are the most important matches in each of the Central and Midwest conferences this week? The Standings, Matchups page — updated each weekend — will tell you. Past season standings are on the right rail.

This past Saturday marked the six-year anniversary for the blog. Thank you for finding it. If you like it, tell a friend. If your friend works in sports information, tell him or her that I would like an SID position.

Also, anyone have access to the 2013 Pre-Championship Manual? I’d like a copy.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

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9/29: Morris improves to 4-0 in UMAC

Morris had been 1-8 against CSS since 2010.

UMAC
Minnesota Morris 3, St. Scholastica 1 UMM’s Abby Tietz went 16-2-31 with 13 digs.

Top 25 upset watch
Trinity (Texas) 3, #10 Colorado College 2
#10 Colorado College, Texas Lutheran

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 29, 2013 at 12:09 am

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9/28: #6 Bluejays outlast #9 WUSTL

Christopher Newport Invite
#17 UW-Whitewater, #7 Juniata, #15 Eastern, #19 Christopher Newport, Scranton
#17 UW-Whitewater 3, #7 Juniata 0; #7 Juniata 3, Scranton 0; #19 Christopher Newport 3, Scranton 1; #15 Eastern 3, #17 UW-Whitewater 1; #15 Eastern 3, #19 Christopher Newport 0.

Washington-St. Louis Invite
#6 Elmhurst, #9 Washington-St. Louis, UW-Eau Claire, Millikin
#9 Washington-St. Louis 3, Millikin 2; #6 Elmhurst 3, UW-Eau Claire 1; #6 Elmhurst 3, #9 Washington-St. Louis 2; UW-Eau Claire 3, Millikin 0.

Emory Tourney
Cornell, #4 Emory, Randolph-Macon, Lynchburg, Brenau
#4 Emory 3, Cornell 2; Cornell 3, Brenau 0; #4 Emory 3, Lynchburg 0.

Wheaton Invite
#24 Carthage, Wheaton, UW-Platteville, UW-Stout, Carroll, North Central (Ill.), Rockford, Mount St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Trinity International
Carroll 3, Rockford 1; UW-Platteville 3, North Central (Ill.) 0; #24 Carthage 3, UW-Stout 0; Wheaton 3, Kalamazoo 0; Trinity International 3, Rockford 0; UW-Stout 3, North Central (Ill.) 1; Mount St. Joseph 3, UW-Platteville 0; Carroll 3, Trinity International 0; Wheaton 3, Mount St. Joseph 0; #24 Carthage 3, Kalamazoo 1.

IIAC-NACC Challenge
Wartburg, Edgewood, Coe, Dominican, Benedictine, Simpson, Lakeland, Central, Luther, Buena Vista, Marian, Dubuque, Loras, Concordia Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran, Aurora
Loras 3, Edgewood 2; Benedictine 3, Dubuque 0; Wartburg 3, Dominican 0; Coe 3, Lakeland 0; Central 3, Marian 0; Buena Vista 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 1; Concordia Wisconsin 3, Luther 2; Simpson 3, Aurora 0; Edgewood 3, Dubuque 1; Wartburg 3, Lakeland 0; Coe 3, Dominican 2; Benedictine 3, Loras 0; Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Central 0; Luther 3, Aurora 2; Simpson 3, Concordia Wisconsin 1.

Gallaudet Tourney
North Park, Gallaudet, Bridgewater, Marymount, Messiah, Catholic, Whittier, Mary Washington
Bridgewater 3, North Park 2; Catholic 3, North Park 1.

Moody Bible Invite
Maranatha, Moody Bible, Indiana-Northwest, Grace Bible, Kuyper, Northland International
Maranatha 3, Northland International 0.

MIAC
#3 St. Thomas 3, St. Olaf 0 UST’s Paige Brimeyer had 10 kills.
#21 Augsburg 3, Hamline 1 AC’s Ashley Peper had 20 kills.
Concordia-Moorhead 3, Saint Mary’s 2 Set 5 ended 15-9; CCM’s Kynndyl Ross had 14 kills.
Bethel 3, St. Catherine 0 BU’s Carlee Hoppe went 13-1-21.
Gustavus 3, Macalester 1 GAC had 5 with 8+ kills.

UMAC
St. Scholastica 3, Crown 0 CSS hit .384.
Northwestern 3, Martin Luther 2 Set 5 ended 15-10; UNW’s Krista Stoltz had 70 assists, 13 digs.
Minnesota Morris 3, Northland 0 11 UMM players had at least 1 kill.
Bethany Lutheran 3, North Central 0 BLC outhit NCU .315 to -.035.

MWC
Grinnell 3, Knox 0 GC’s (1-17) first win of the year.

SLIAC
• Iowa Wesleyan 3, Blackburn 1
Greenville 3, Principia 0 GC’s Corinne Coon had 16 kills.
Westminster 3, Spalding 0 WC’s Riley Lawrence had 10 kills.

GPAC
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Briar Cliff 2 Set 5 ended 16-14; NWU had 4 with 10+ kills.

Nonconference
Viterbo 3, UW-La Crosse 2 Set 5 ended 15-8; VU is #24 in NAIA.
UW-Superior 3, Crown 0 UWS’s Jessica Zimmerman went 9-0-13.
• Crown, Lakehead (Canada)
Waldorf 3, Grinnell 0 WC is NAIA.
William Penn 3, Grinnell 0 WPU is NAIA.
Alverno 3, Mount Mary 0 AC’s Emily Ortner went 11-2-21 with 12 digs.
Iowa Wesleyan 3, Robert Morris-Springfield 0
• Blackburn, Robert Morris-Springfield

Top 25 upset watch
#5 Cal Lutheran 3, #22 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1
#8 Mount Union 3, Geneva 0
#8 Mount Union 3, Bluffton 0
#10 Colorado College 3, Schreiner 0
#10 Colorado College 3, Southwestern 1
#11 Wittenberg 3, Rose-Hulman 0
#11 Wittenberg 3, Transylvania 0
#13 Otterbein 3, John Carroll 0
#16 Pacific Lutheran 3, Willamette 0
#20 Stevenson 3, Carnegie Mellon 2
#20 Stevenson 3, York 0
#23 Roger Williams 3, Coast Guard 1
#25 Salisbury 3, Virginia Wesleyan 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm

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9/27: IIAC 11, NACC 6 after Day 1 of Challenge

Christopher Newport Invite
#17 UW-Whitewater, #7 Juniata, #15 Eastern, #19 Christopher Newport, Scranton
#7 Juniata 3, #19 Christopher Newport 0; #15 Eastern 3, Scranton 0; #17 UW-Whitewater 3, Scranton 0; #17 UW-Whitewater 3, #19 Christopher Newport 0.

Washington-St. Louis Invite
#9 Washington-St. Louis, UW-Eau Claire, Millikin, Fontbonne
Millikin 3, Fontbonne 0; #9 Washington-St. Louis 3, UW-Eau Claire 0.

Emory Tourney
Cornell, #4 Emory, Randolph-Macon, Lynchburg, Brenau
Cornell 3, Randolph-Macon 0; #4 Emory 3, Brenau 0; Cornell 3, Lynchburg 0; #4 Emory 3, Randolph-Macon 2.

Wheaton Invite
#24 Carthage, Wheaton, UW-Platteville, UW-Stout, Carroll, North Central (Ill.), Rockford, Mount St. Joseph, Trinity International
North Central (Ill.) 3, Trinity International 0; Wheaton 3, Rockford 0; #24 Carthage 3, Carroll 1; Mount St. Joseph 3, North Central (Ill.) 1; UW-Stout 3, Rockford 2; UW-Platteville 3, Carroll 2; Mount St. Joseph 3, #24 Carthage 0; UW-Stout 3, Trinity International 1; Wheaton 3, UW-Platteville 0.

IIAC-NACC Challenge
Wartburg, Edgewood, Coe, Dominican, Benedictine, Simpson, Lakeland, Central, Luther, Buena Vista, Marian, Dubuque, Loras, Concordia Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran, Aurora
Buena Vista 3, Marian 0; Dominican 3, Loras 0; Wartburg 3, Edgewood 1; Buena Vista 3, Aurora 1; Simpson 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0; Dominican 3, Dubuque 0; Lakeland 3, Loras 2; Coe 3, Benedictine 0; Lakeland 3, Dubuque 1; Concordia Wisconsin 3, Central 1; Luther 3, Marian 0; Wartburg 3, Benedictine 0; Coe 3, Edgewood 0; Simpson 3, Marian 0; Concordia Wisconsin 3, Buena Vista 2; Central 3, Aurora 2; Luther 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 1.

Gallaudet Tourney
North Park, Gallaudet, Bridgewater, Marymount, Messiah, Catholic, Whittier, Mary Washington
Gallaudet 3, North Park 1; Marymount 3, North Park 0.

Moody Bible Invite
Maranatha, Moody Bible, Indiana Northwest, Grace Bible, Kuyper, Northland International
Maranatha 3, Indiana Northwest 1; Maranatha 3, Grace Bible 0.

UW-Superior tri
UW-Superior, Finlandia, Lakehead (Canada)
UW-Superior 3, Lakehead 0; UW-Superior 3, Finlandia 0; Lakehead 3, Finlandia 1.

MIAC
#12 Saint Benedict 3, Saint Mary’s 0 CSB’s Mary Franz went 11-0-24.
Concordia-Moorhead 3, Carleton 0 CCM’s Kynndyl Ross had 16 kills.
Bethel 3, Macalester 0 BU’s Nicole Ackatz went 12-0-21.

UMAC
Northwestern 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 UNW’s Lizzy Potratz had 10 kills.
Crown 3, Northland 0 CC had 11 aces.
Martin Luther 3, North Central 0 MLC’s Heather Danell went 12-1-15.

MWC
Ripon 3, Lake Forest 0 RC’s Karlye Wehner had 12 kills.
Monmouth 3, Grinnell 2 Set 5 ended 15-13; MC’s Lorin Pedersoli had 13 kills.

GPAC
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Dordt 0 DC is #19 in NAIA; NWU’s Alyssa Stanek had 8 kills, 5 blocks.

Top 25 upset watch
#5 Cal Lutheran 3, Occidental 0
#8 Mount Union 3, Marietta 1
#14 Puget Sound 3, Lewis & Clark 1
#20 Stevenson 3, Rowan 0
#20 Stevenson 3, Penn State Abington 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

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9/26: Alverno wins program-record 8th match

SLIAC
Fontbonne 3, MacMurray 1 FU’s Madeline Stadler had 16 kills, 16 digs.

Nonconference
Alverno 3, Silver Lake 0 AC’s Cali Trepp had 16 kills.
William Penn 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 WPU is NAIA.
Northland International 3, Mount Mary 0 MMU (0-11) hasn’t won a set this season.

Top 25 upset watch
#13 Otterbein 3, Mount Vernon Nazarene 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 26, 2013 at 2:22 am

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9/25: UWSP overcomes 0-2 hole against UWW

WIAC
UW-Stevens Point 3, #17 UW-Whitewater 2 Set 5 ended 15-10; UWSP won last 3 sets; UWSP’s Krista Loos had 18 kills.
UW-Eau Claire 3, UW-River Falls 0 UWEC’s Katrina Raskie had 9 kills.
UW-La Crosse 3, UW-Platteville 2 Set 5 ended 15-12; UWL’s Crystal Ziegler, Lauren Probst had 18 kills apiece.

MIAC
#3 St. Thomas 3, St. Catherine 0 UST had 47 kills.
#10 Saint Benedict 3, Carleton 0 CSB’s Lexi Rinde had 14 kills.
#21 Augsburg 3, St. Olaf 0 AC’s Ashley Peper had 13 kills.
Hamline 3, Gustavus 0 HU had 47 kills.

MWC
Carroll 3, Lawrence 0 CU’s Emily Cecka went 9-0-15.

Nonconference
#18 Chicago 3, Lake Forest 0 UC hit .447.
UW Oshkosh 3, Dominican 0 UWO had 5 with 6+ kills.
UW-Superior 3, Northland 0 UWS’s Brooke Vonasek went 12-0-18.
Finlandia 3, Northland 0 FU’s Emma Cole had 10 kills.
Benedictine 3, Illinois Wesleyan 2 Set 5 ended 17-15; BU’s Candice Cuppini had 21 kills.
North Park 3, Concordia Chicago 0 NPU’s Shelby Switzer, Neisha Bolian combined to go 30-3-52.
Franklin 3, Spalding 0 FC outhit SU, .322 to .067.

Top 25 upset watch
#1 Calvin 3, Adrian 0
#2 Hope 3, Kalamazoo 0
#13 Otterbein 3, Kenyon 1
#16 Pacific Lutheran 3, #14 Puget Sound 1
#23 Roger Williams 3, Western New England 1
#25 Salisbury 3, Washington College 1

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 25, 2013 at 3:57 am

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