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Archive for September 2015

9/30/15: #13 Warhawks best #12 Pointers

WIAC
#13 UW-Whitewater 3, #12 UW-Stevens Point 1 UWW’s Pfeifer: 18 K, 13 D, 6 B.
#19 UW-Oshkosh 3, UW-Platteville 2 UWO’s Malcheski: 20 K.
UW-La Crosse 3, UW-Stout 2 UWL’s Putzier: 17 K, 16 D.
UW-Eau Claire 3, UW-River Falls 0 UWEC’s Raskie: 12 K.

MIAC
Gustavus Adolphus 3, #24 Augsburg 1 GAC’s Woodstra: 12 K.
St. Thomas 3, Hamline 0 UST’s Hawkins: 7 K, 18 AST, 3 aces.
St. Catherine 3, Carleton 1 SCU’s Astar, Besch: 9 K, 4 B.

NACC
Dominican 3, Benedictine 2 DU’s Chambers: 13 K, 17 D.

UMAC
Northwestern 3, Crown 0 CC scored 16 points.

MWC
Cornell 3, Grinnell 0 CC’s Brandly: 10 K, 11 D.
Knox 3, Illinois College 1 KC’s Guthals: 17 K, 28 D.

Nonconference
Northwestern 3, Macalester 0 UNW’s Peterson: 17 K, 15 D.
Macalester 3, Crown 0 MC’s Hesterberg: 33 AST, 12 D.
Mount St. Joseph 3, Spalding 0 MSJU’s Wilgenbusch hit 16-1-32.

Top 25 upset watch
#3 Emory 3, Oglethorpe 0
• #3 Emory 3, Agnes Scott 0
#5 Calvin 3, Trine 0
#7 Wittenberg 3, Denison 1
#10 Eastern 3, DeSales 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

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9/29/15: Millikin sweeps #8 Carthage

CCIW
Millikin 3, #8 Carthage 0 MU’s Syversen: 24 K.
#15 Elmhurst 3, Wheaton 0 EC’s Lawrence: 11 K, 5 B.
Illinois Wesleyan 3, North Park 1 IWU’s Block: 16 K, 13 D.
North Central 3, Augustana 1 NCC’s Laugel hit 18-4-33.

IIAC
Loras 3, Coe 1 LC’s Schultz: 14 K, 7 B.
Wartburg 3, Central 0 WC’s Graves hit 9-1-13.
Buena Vista 3, Simpson 0 BVU’s Schaap: 11 K, 14 D, 4 B.
Luther 3, Dubuque 1 LC’s Veum: 15 K.

NACC
Aurora 3, Concordia Chicago 0 AU outhit CUC, .313 to -.077.

UMAC
UW-Superior 3, Northland 0 UWS’s Bandelin: 12 K.
St. Scholastica 3, North Central 0 CSS hit .442.
Martin Luther 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 MLC’s Grev: 9 K.

MWC
Ripon 3, St. Norbert 2 RC’s Gary: 22 K.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Eureka 0 GC outhit EC, .253 to -.113.
Westminster 3, Fontbonne 0 WC’s Kiso hit 12-0-15.
Webster 3, Principia 0 WU outhit PC, .281 to -.071.

Nonconference
Concordia (Minn.) 3, Minnesota Morris 1 CCM’s Skow-Anderson hit 10-0-18.
Carroll 3, Edgewood 1 CU’s Voltolina: 14 K, 5 B.
Marian 3, Beloit 0 MU’s Godfroy hit 8-0-9.
Monmouth 3, Robert Morris-Springfield 0 MC outhit RMUS .301 to -.104.
Rockford 3, Illinois Tech 1 RU’s Fowler: 10 K, 10 D.
Maranatha Baptist 3, Alverno 0 MBU’s Renz hit 12-1-21 with 4 aces.
Mount Mary 3, Silver Lake 2 MMU’s Hintz: 10 K, 15 AST, 27 D.

Top 25 upset watch
Clarion 3, #1 Juniata 2 CU is D II.
#4 Christopher Newport 3, Southern Virginia 0
#6 Cal Lutheran 3, Occidental 0
#22 Texas Dallas 3, Texas Tyler 2
#23 La Verne 3, Redlands 0
#25 Ohio Northern 3, Defiance 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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2015 AVCA Week 4 poll: WUSTL moves up to #2

Unbeaten Juniata maintained its spot atop the AVCA Week 4 poll, followed by Washington-St. Louis, Emory, Christopher Newport and Calvin.

Other Central and Midwest region teams in the top 25: No. 8 Carthage; No. 12 UW-Stevens Point; No. 13 UW-Whitewater; No. 15 Elmhurst; No. 16 Chicago; No. 19 UW-Oshkosh; No. 24 Augsburg.

Central and Midwest region teams receiving votes this week: Saint Benedict; Illinois Wesleyan; Wartburg; Dominican; Saint Mary’s (Minn.).

Was holding out hope that I’d see Concordia (Minn.) somewhere. If you didn’t see it, here is my top 10 this week.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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9/28/15:

Nothing doing today. See you tomorrow. Go Cubs!

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Ricky Nelson’s 2015 Week 4 top 10

The AVCA poll comes out on Tuesday.

My rank, (my Wk 3 rank, AVCA Wk 3 rank), record, key results last week
1 (1,3). Washington-St. Louis 14-1 W: Illinois Wesleyan. 
2 (2,1). Juniata 15-0 W: Eastern. 
3 (5,4). Emory 15-2 W: Christopher Newport; Randolph-Macon. 
4 (3,6). Carthage 13-2 W: Williams. L: UW-Whitewater. 
5 (6,7). Cal Lutheran 13-2 W: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
6 (7,5). Calvin 12-3 [None].
7 (9,2). Christopher Newport 14-2 W: Randolph-Macon. L: Emory.
8 (4,9). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 12-4 L: Cal Lutheran; La Verne.
9 (10,8). Wittenberg 12-1 [None]. 
10 (NR,13). Colorado College 16-1 W: Southwestern.
Dropped out: No. 8 Chicago (12-4).

My top 5 matches of the week:
9/30 UW-Stevens Point vs. UW-Whitewater
10/2 Elmhurst vs. UW-Oshkosh
10/2 UW-Oshkosh vs. Colorado College
10/3 Elmhurst vs. Colorado College
10/4 Washington-St. Louis vs. Chicago

We’re down to three unbeaten teams in all of D III. One of them is easy – the AVCA’s top-ranked team. See the contenders, and their upcoming schedules, on the Last Team Standing page.

The Standout Stats page had several additions during the past week, including a 27-kill performance in four sets as well as a 50-dig effort and a 62-assist showing in five sets.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm

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9/27/15: #13 Tigers take early SCAC lead

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

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9/26/15: Thunder roll over #10 UWSP

Elmhurst Invite
#10 UW-Stevens Point, #16 Elmhurst, UW-La Crosse, Augustana, Wheaton (Ill.)
Wheaton (Ill.) 3, #10 UW-Stevens Point 0; UW-La Crosse 3, Augustana 0; #10 UW-Stevens Point 3, #16 Elmhurst 1; UW-La Crosse 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 0.

UW-Whitewater Invite
#6 Carthage, #11 Chicago, #15 UW-Whitewater, #25 Williams, UW-Stout, Millikin
#15 UW-Whitewater 3, #6 Carthage 1; Millikin 3, UW-Stout 2; #6 Carthage 3, #25 Williams 0; #11 Chicago 3, UW-Stout 2; #15 UW-Whitewater 3, #11 Chicago 0; Millikin 3, #25 Williams 2.

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

UW-Platteville Tri
UW-Platteville, North Central (Ill.), Concordia Chicago
UW-Platteville 3, North Central (Ill.) 0; North Central (Ill.) 3, Concordia Chicago 0; UW-Platteville 3, Concordia Chicago 0.

Finlandia Invite
Alverno, Finlandia, Maranatha Baptist, Great Lakes Christian, Silver Lake
Maranatha Baptist 3, Alverno 0; Alverno 3, Great Lakes Christian 0; Finlandia 3, Silver Lake 0; Maranatha Baptist 3, Silver Lake 0; [Finlandia, Great Lakes Christian].

MIAC
Carleton 3, #19 Augsburg 2 CC’s Stevens: 26 K.
• Saint Mary’s 3, St. Thomas 1 SMU’s Urban hit 13-0-28.
Concordia 3, Hamline 0 CCM outhit HU, .224 to .009.
Gustavus Adolphus 3, St. Catherine 0 GAC’s Taylor hit 15-1-27 with 4 B.
Macalester 3, St. Olaf 2 MC’s Trout: 50 D.

UMAC
Minnesota Morris 3, St. Scholastica 0 UMM’s Becker hit 15-1-21 with 4 B.
UW-Superior 3, Martin Luther 0 UWS’s Bandelin: 19 K.
Bethany Lutheran 3, Northland 0 BLC’s Mielke hit 13-1-23.

MWC
Cornell 3, Lawrence 0 CC’s Schnoor hit 10-0-13.
Ripon 3, Carroll 2 RC’s Barnes: 17 K, 12 D.
St. Norbert 3, Grinnell 0 SNC’s Ferry: 11 K, 14 D.
Knox 3, Beloit 0 KC’s Griffin: 9 K.
Lake Forest 3, Monmouth 0 LFC’s Avonts hit 10-0-16.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Webster 2 GC’s Laune: 62 AST, 16 D.
Greenville 3, Blackburn 0 GC’s Sells hit 10-0-13.
Spalding 3, Fontbonne 1 SU’s Heitzman: 14 K, 15 D.
Spalding 3, MacMurray 0 SU outhit MC, .351 to -.059.
MacMurray 3, Eureka 1 MC’s Lascody: 27 AST, 8 K, 6 D.
Fontbonne 3, Eureka 0 FU’s Eason: 10 K.
Webster 3, Blackburn 0 WU’s Grassi: 12 K, 4 B.

GPAC
Dordt 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0 DC is #14 in NAIA.

Nonconference
#19 Augsburg 3, UW-River Falls 0 AC’s Peper: 14 K.
Carleton 3, UW-River Falls 1 CC’s Stevens: 27 K.
Rockford 3, Mount Mary 2 RC’s Rossi: 32 AST, 21 D, 12 K.

Top 25 upset watch
• #1 Juniata 3, Moravian 0
• #1 Juniata 3, Elizabethtown 0
• #2 Christopher Newport 3, Randolph-Macon 2
• #2 Christopher Newport 3, Washington and Lee 0
#4 Emory 3, Washington and Lee 1
#4 Emory 3, Randolph-Macon 0
#7 Cal Lutheran 3, #9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0
• #8 Wittenberg 3, Allegheny 0
• #12 Eastern 3, Mary Washington 0
• #12 Eastern 3, Rowan 0
#13 Colorado College 3, Trinity (Texas) 0
• #13 Colorado College 3, Schreiner 0
• #14 Hope 3, Kalamazoo 0
• #14 Hope 3, Heidelberg 0
• #18 Southwestern 3, Austin 0
• #18 Southwestern 3, Centenary (La.) 0
• #20 Carnegie Mellon 3, Pomona-Pitzer 0
#20 Carnegie Mellon 3, #25 Mount Union 2
• #21 Berry 3, Centre 0
• #21 Berry 3, Covenant 1
#24 Texas Dallas 3, Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
#25 Mount Union 3, Stevenson 1

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

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