D III Women's Volleyball

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Archive for September 2014

9/30/14: Dutch sweep Wartburg, improve to 14-6

CCIW
#10 Elmhurst 3, Augustana 1 EC outhit AC .313 to .084.
#21 Millikin 3, North Park 0 MU’s Audrey Krajec hit 17-4-30.
Wheaton 3, North Central 1 WC’s Shelby Knowles had 16 kills.

IIAC
Central 3, Wartburg 0 CC’s Dzenita Bahtic had 25 digs.

NACC
Benedictine 3, Alverno 2 Set 5 ended 15-13; BU’s Emily Chitwood had 16 kills.
Marian 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 MU’s Jessica Roberts hit 16-4-30.
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Lakeland 1 CUW’s Ashley Jehlicka had 18 kills, 15 assists, 14 digs, 4 blocks.
Concordia Chicago 3, Rockford 1 CUC’s Kaylyn Anderson had 26 kills, 13 digs.

MWC
Lake Forest 3, Beloit 0 LFC othit BC .309 to .025.
Illinois College 3, Knox 2 Set 5 ended 17-15; IC’s Lisa Lowry had 12 kills, 18 assists, 16 digs.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Principia 0 GC’s Allyson Mitchell hit 12-0-27.
Westminster 3, MacMurray 0 WC’s Lexi Collier hit 12-3-19.
Eureka 3, Blackburn 2 Set 5 ended 17-15; EC’s Michaela Balducci had 20 kills, 12 digs.

GPAC
#22 Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Concordia (Neb.) 1 NWU’s Katelyn Walsh hit 16-1-29.

Nonconference
Edgewood 3, Carroll 1 EC’s Jordan Winkler had 24 kills, 20 digs.
Concordia-Moorhead 3, Valley City St. 0 CCM’s Korbyn Ross had 11 kills.
Clarke 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 CU is NAIA.

Top 25 upset watch
#1 Hope 3, St. Mary’s (Ind.) 0
• #2 Cal Lutheran 3, Chapman 0
#5 Calvin 3, Olivet 0
#6 Wittenberg 3, Kenyon 0
#7 Mount Union 3, Hiram 0
#9 Christopher Newport 3, Salisbury 2
#17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Occidental 1

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

September 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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2014 AVCA Week 5 poll: Lady Reds, Titans enter top 25

The top nine teams remained the same in the AVCA Week 5 poll. Unanimous No. 1 Hope is still followed by Cal Lutheran, Emory, Washington-St. Louis and Calvin.

No. 10 Elmhurst reentered the top 10 for the first time since the final 2013 poll.

No. 23 Carthage and No. 25 UW Oshkosh are back in the top 25, taking the places of No. 20 DePauw and No. 22 Coe. Carthage was in the top 25 for three polls last season. UW Oshkosh had not been ranked since 2010 but is still ninth all-time with 146 poll appearances.

Other Central and Midwest teams in this week’s top 25: No. 13 St. Thomas; No. 15 UW-Stevens Point; No. 17 Saint Benedict; No. 21 Millikin; No. 22 Nebraska Wesleyan; No. 24 Augsburg.

Central and Midwest teams receiving votes this week: Coe; Wartburg; UW-Whitewater; Cornell; Chicago.

I have the same top 10 teams if only a different order. I don’t have many problems this week except NWU and Carthage being far too low, but that could be a common refrain from here on out.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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CSB’s Kockelman named AVCA Player of the Week

Saint Benedict senior setter Taya Kockelman was named the AVCA National Player of the Week for matches ending Sept. 29.

Kockelman totaled 87 assists (14.5 per set) in two sweeps, including 44 to go along with eight kills and 11 digs against Augsburg.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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9/29/14: It’s just another idle Monday

No Central, Midwest or top 25 matches today. See you Tuesday.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 29, 2014 at 12:25 am

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Ricky Nelson’s 2014 Week 5 top 10

The AVCA poll comes out on Tuesday.

My rank, (my Wk 4 rank, AVCA Wk 4 rank), record, key results last week
1 (1, 1). Hope 15-0 W: DeSales; Messiah; Marymount (Va.). 
2 (2, 3). Emory 18-2 W: Maryville (Tenn).
3 (3, 2). Cal Lutheran 15-1 W: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 
4 (4, 4). Washington-St. Louis 17-2 W: None. 
5 (6, 8). Juniata 15-2 W: Susquehanna. 
6 (7, 6). Wittenberg 11-3 W: Bluffton; Ohio Wesleyan. 
7 (8, 5). Calvin 14-3 W: Alma.
8 (9, 11). Elmhurst 16-2 W: Cornell. 
9 (NR, 7). Mount Union 16-1 W: DePauw; Geneva; Defiance.
10 (10, 9). Christopher Newport 16-1 W: Virginia Wesleyan; Averett.
Dropped out: No. 5 Nebraska Wesleyan 10-3.
For what it’s worth, NWU is my #11, Carthage is #12.

My top 5 matches of the week:
10/4 #12 UW-Stevens Point vs. Carthage
10/4 #22 Coe vs. #24 Augsburg
10/4 #21 Nebraska Wesleyan vs. #9 Christopher Newport
10/4 #21 Nebraska Wesleyan vs. #10 Colorado College
10/5 #4 Washington-St. Louis vs. Chicago

Standout Stats are updated and, in case you missed it, we have a Last Team Standing.

The FAQ page is as updated as it can be because I’m not seeing a 2014 Pre-Championship Manual. If we were going to get one, I assume it would be up by now. What we do have are pools and bid breakdowns.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

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9/28/14: Tartans add another W over a ranked team

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September 28, 2014 at 12:09 am

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9/27/14: IIAC beats NACC, 23-9, in Crossover Challenge

Chicago Classic
#25 Millikin, Cornell, Chicago, Carthage, Augustana, Concordia Chicago, Kalamazoo
Chicago 3, Concordia Chicago 0; Augustana 3, Kalamazoo 1; Cornell 3, Augustana 1; Carthage 3, Kalamazoo 0; #25 Millikin 3, Cornell 1; Carthage 3, Concordia Chicago 0; #25 Millikin 3, Chicago 2.

IIACNACC Challenge
#22 Coe, Wartburg, Loras, Buena Vista, Luther, Simpson, Dubuque, Central, Dominican, Edgewood, Concordia Wisconsin, Aurora, Lakeland, Benedictine, Marian, Wisconsin Lutheran
Buena Vista 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 1; Central 3, Aurora 0; Central 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 2; Concordia Wisconsin 3, Dubuque 0; Dubuque 3, Marian 0; Concordia Wisconsin 3, Simpson 0; Buena Vista 3, Marian 0; Aurora 3, Simpson 2; Edgewood 3, Loras 2; Dominican 3, Luther 0; Wartburg 3, Benedictine 0; #22 Coe 3, Lakeland 0; Loras 3, Dominican 1; Edgewood 3, Luther 1; Wartburg 3, Lakeland 0; #22 Coe 3, Benedictine 0.

Finlandia Invite
Maranatha, Alverno, Finlandia, Mount Mary, Grace Bible
Alverno 3, Finlandia 0; Maranatha 3, Mount Mary 0; Alverno 3, Mount Mary 0; Maranatha 3, Alverno 1; Maranatha 3, Finlandia 0.

Illinois Tech Tri
Illinois Tech, Trine, Earlham
Trine 3, Illinois Tech 0; Earlham 3, Illinois Tech 1.

Lincoln Christian Tri
Monmouth, Missouri Baptist, Lincoln Christian
Lincoln Christian 3, Monmouth 0; Missouri Baptist 3, Monmouth 1.

WIAC
#12 UW-Stevens Point 3, UW-Superior 0 UWSP outhit UWSup .300 to .067.
UW-River Falls 3, UW-Platteville 0 UWRF’s Lisa Keppers hit 7-1-13 with 5 blocks.
UW-La Crosse 3, UW-Eau Claire 2 Set 5 ended 15-13; UWL’s Stephanie Henk had 17 kills.

MIAC
#17 St. Thomas 3, Gustavus 1 UST’s Taylor Lewis had 17 kills.
#18 Saint Benedict 3, St. Catherine 0 CSB had 51 kills.
Saint Mary’s 3, Macalester 0 SMU outhit MC .330 to .080.
Hamline 3, St. Olaf 0 HU’s Jena Meyer had 14 kills.
Bethel 3, Concordia-Moorhead 0 BU outhit CCM .309 to .144.

UMAC
Martin Luther 3, Crown 0 MLC’s Kira Grev had 11 kills.
Minnesota Morris 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 UMM’s Emily Auch had 11 kills.
Northwestern 3, St. Scholastica 2 Set 5 ended 16-14; UNW’s Lizzy Jonas had 60 assists, 12 digs.
North Central 3, Northland 0 NCU had 14 blocks.

SLIAC
Westminster 3, Webster 0 WC snaps 22-match losing streak to WU.
Fontbonne 3, MacMurray 0 FU’s Kersten McDonough had 15 kills.
Principia 3, Blackburn 0 PC’s Tess Rountree hit 15-1-23.
• Webster 3, Spalding 1
Principia 3, MacMurray 1 PC’s Tess Rountree had 20 kills, 17 digs.
Fontbonne 3, Blackburn 0 FU’s Kersten McDonough had 13 kills.
• Greenville 3, Spalding 1
Greenville 3, Westminster 1 GC’s Nicole Schaefer had 18 kills.

GPAC
Briar Cliff 3, #21 Nebraska Wesleyan 2 Set 5 ended 15-11; BCU (13-4) is NAIA.

Nonconference
UW-Whitewater 3, Wheaton 0 UWW had 11.5 blocks.

Top 25 upset watch
#1 Hope 3, Messiah 0
#1 Hope 3, DeSales 0
#2 Cal Lutheran 3, Redlands 0
#6 Wittenberg 3, Transylvania 0
#6 Wittenberg 3, Bluffton 0
#7 Mount Union 3, #20 DePauw 1
#7 Mount Union 3, Defiance 0
#8 Juniata 3, Elizabethtown 0
#8 Juniata 3, Moravian 0
#10 Colorado College 3, #16 Trinity (Texas) 2
Southwestern 3, #10 Colorado College 0
Linfield 3, #13 Pacific Lutheran 2
#14 Eastern 3, Widener 0
Haverford 3, #14 Eastern 2
#16 Trinity (Texas) 3, Dallas 2
#19 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Pomona-Pitzer 1
Geneva 3, #20 DePauw 2
#23 Mary Hardin-Baylor 3, Texas Dallas 1

-Ricky Nelson

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September 26, 2014 at 11:42 pm

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