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Expect a late update today.

Elmhurst Invite
#1 Calvin, #13 Hope, #20 UW-Whitewater, Carthage, Aurora, UW-Stevens Point, Elmhurst
#1 Calvin 3, Carthage 1; #20 UW-Whitewater 3, #13 Hope 2; #1 Calvin 3, Aurora 2; #13 Hope 3, UW-Stevens Point 0; Aurora 3, Elmhurst 0.

Albion & Olivet Invite
#14 UW-Eau Claire, UW-Platteville, Finlandia, Denison, Olivet, Albion
Olivet 3, Finlandia 0; #14 UW-Eau Claire 3, Albion 0; #14 UW-Eau Claire 3, Denison 0; UW-Platteville 3, Finlandia 1; Olivet 3, UW-Platteville 0.

Concordia Wisconsin Invite
#15 Illinois Wesleyan, Concordia Wisconsin, UW-Oshkosh, Millikin, UW-River Falls, Cardinal Stritch
Millikin 3, UW-River Falls 1; #15 Illinois Wesleyan 3, Concordia Wisconsin 1; #15 Illinois Wesleyan 3, UW-Oshkosh 0; UW-River Falls 3, Cardinal Stritch 0; UW-Oshkosh 3, Cardinal Stritch 0; Concordia Wisconsin, Millikin.

Carnegie Mellon Tourney
North Park, Carnegie Mellon, Arcadia, Saint Mary’s (Ind.), Alma
North Park 3, Alma 1; Carnegie Mellon 3, North Park 0.

Minnesota Morris Tri
Augsburg, Minnesota Morris, UW-Superior

Lakeland Tri
UW-Stout, Lakeland, Concordia Chicago
UW-Stout 3, Concordia Chicago 0; UW-Stout 3, Lakeland 0.

Emmaus Bible Tri
Maranatha Baptist, Emmaus Bible, Judson
Judson 3, Maranatha Baptist 1;

MIAC
#10 Gustavus Adolphus, Saint Benedict
St. Thomas 3, Saint Mary’s 0 UST’s Kroehler had 15 kills.
Bethel 3, Macalester 0 BU’s Olstad had 14 kills.
St. Olaf 3, Concordia 2
St. Catherine 3, Hamline 0 SCU’s Kutts hit 11-0-19.

ARC
Dubuque 3, Central 2 UD’s Andresen had 13 kills, 7 blocks.
Coe, Nebraska Wesleyan
Luther 3, Buena Vista 1 LC’s Kime had 15 kills.
Loras 3, Simpson 2 LC’s Kinney had 15 kills, 11 digs.

NACC
Dominican, Wisconsin Lutheran
Lakeland 3, Concordia Chicago 1 LU’s Baumgartner had 13 kills.
Edgewood 3, Benedictine 1 EC’s Doherty had 12 kills.

UMAC
Minnesota Morris 3, UW-Superior 1 UMM’s Herrmann hit 9-0-20 with 42 assists, 14 digs.
St. Scholastica 3, Bethany Lutheran 1 CSS’s Schermann had 14 kills, 15 digs.
Martin Luther 3, Northland 0 MLC outhit NC, .253 to -.011.

MWC
Cornell 3, Ripon 0 CC outhit RC, .256 to .032.
St. Norbert 3, Monmouth 1 SNC’s Ferry had 14 kills, 17 digs.
Illinois College 3, Lake Forest 1
Grinnell 3, Lawrence 1 GC’s Roth had 52 assists, 16 digs.
Knox 3, Beloit 0

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Westminster 2 GU’s Freeman had 24 kills.
Westminster 3, MacMurray 1 WC’s Needy had 14 kills.
Greenville 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 GU’s Freeman had 15 kills, 8 aces.
Webster 3, Fontbonne 0 WU’s Kruse had 10 kills, 14 digs.
Webster 3, Spalding 0 WU had 48 kills.
Principia 3, Eureka 0 PC’s Shoemake had 12 kills, 13 digs.
Fontbonne, Blackburn
MacMurray 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0
Blackburn 3, Spalding 1 BC’s Timmermeier had 15 kills.

Nonconference
#11 Chicago, Augustana
Carroll 3, Marian 0 CU outhit MU, .290 to .051.
Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Kalamazoo 1 WC’s Smith had 14 kills, 13 digs.
Alverno 3, Mount Mary 2 AC’s McMath had 7 kills, 13 assists, 16 digs.
Illinois Tech, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Trinity Bible 3, North Central (Minn.) 2 TBC is NCCAA.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#2 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Anna Maria 0
#3 Wittenberg 3, Wooster 0
#4 Colorado College 3, Texas Lutheran 0
#4 Colorado College 3, #9 Trinity (Texas) 2
#5 Thomas More 3, Otterbein 1
#5 Thomas More 3, Muskingum 1
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Caltech
#7 Juniata 3, #25 Johns Hopkins 0
#9 Trinity (Texas) 3, Johnson & Wales (Colo.) 0
Birmingham-Southern 3, #16 Berry 0
#17 Texas Tyler 3, Louisiana College 0
#18 Pacific Lutheran, Willamette
#19 Ithaca 3, Vassar 2
Middlebury 3, #21 MIT 1
Tufts 3, #21 MIT 1
#22 Christopher Newport 3, Salisbury 0
#23 Ohio Northern 3, Capital 0
#24 Mary Hardin-Baylor 3, Howard Payne 0
Eastern 3, #25 Johns Hopkins 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 20, 2018 at 12:10 am

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10/19/18: Aurora (NACC), Cornell (MWC) clinch league titles

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Elmhurst Invite
#1 Calvin, #20 UW-Whitewater, Carthage, UW-Stevens Point, Elmhurst
#20 UW-Whitewater 3, Elmhurst 0; Carthage 3, UW-Stevens Point 2; #1 Calvin 3, #20 UW-Whitewater 0; Elmhurst 3, UW-Stevens Point 2.

Albion & Olivet Invite
#14 UW-Eau Claire, UW-Platteville, Finlandia, Denison, Olivet, Albion, Kalamazoo
#14 UW-Eau Claire 3, Olivet 0; #14 UW-Eau Claire 3, Finlandia 0; Albion 3, UW-Platteville 0; Denison 3, Finlandia 0; UW-Platteville 3, Kalamazoo 1.

Concordia Wisconsin Invite
#15 Illinois Wesleyan, Concordia Wisconsin, UW-Oshkosh, Millikin, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, Cardinal Stritch
UW-Oshkosh 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0; #15 Illinois Wesleyan 3, UW-River Falls 0; UW-Stout 3, Cardinal Stritch 2; Millikin 3, Cardinal Stritch 1; Concordia Wisconsin 3, UW-Stout 2.

Carnegie Mellon Tourney
North Park, Carnegie Mellon, Arcadia, Saint Mary’s (Ind.), Alma
Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 3, North Park 1.

CCIW
Augustana 3, North Central 0 AC’s Bialobok had 11 kills.

MIAC
#10 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Concordia 1 GAC’s Holtan had 18 kills, 25 digs.
St. Thomas 3, Bethel 1 UST’s Kroehler had 17 kills, 10 digs.
Augsburg 3, Carleton 0 AC’s Gjerde had 12 kills.
Saint Benedict 3, St. Olaf 1 CSB’s M. Weiss had 13 kills, 6 blocks.
Saint Mary’s 3, Hamline 2 SMU’s Braun had 68 assists, 12 digs.

ARC
Simpson 3, Dubuque 1 SC’s Mathews had 7 kills, 44 assists, 15 digs.
Buena Vista 3, Coe 1 BVU’s Roe had 18 kills, 14 digs.
Loras 3, Central 2 LC’s Kinney had 19 kills, 15 digs.
Luther 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 1 LC’s Kime had 21 kills.

NACC
Aurora 3, Edgewood 0 AU’s Vondra had 14 kills.
Dominican 3, Lakeland 2 DU’s Jones had 15 kills, 23 digs.
Wisconsin Lutheran 3, MSOE 1 WLC’s M. Pye had 15 kills, 14 digs.
Benedictine 3, Rockford 0 BU’s Huizenga had 12 kills.
Concordia Chicago 3, Marian 1 CUC’s Stamp had 9 kills, 6 blocks.
Illinois Tech 3, Alverno 0 IIT’s Marrufo-Zubaran had 10 kills.

UMAC
Northwestern 3, North Central 0 UNW outhit NCU, .250 to -.115.

MWC
Cornell 3, Lawrence 0 CC’s Ciari hit 13-1-18 with 4 blocks.
Grinnell 3, St. Norbert 2 GC’s Kuhn had 18 kills, 16 digs.
Monmouth 3, Lake Forest 1 MC’s Farris had 10 kills.
Illinois College 3, Beloit 0 IC outhit BC, .305 to -.043.
Ripon 3, Knox 0 RC’s Allard had 13 kills.

SLIAC
Fontbonne 3, Spalding 0 FU’s Rabun had 9 kills, 4 blocks.

Nonconference
St. Catherine 3, Crown 0 SCU had 13 aces.
Mount Mary 3, Faith Baptist Bible 0 MMU’s Nester had 11 kills, 25 digs.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#5 Thomas More 3, Transylvania 0
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Redlands 0
#7 Juniata 3, Mary Washington 0
#7 Juniata 3, Eastern 0
#16 Berry 3, Millsaps 0
#17 Texas Tyler 3, Belhaven 0
#19 Ithaca 3, Bard 0
#21 MIT 3, Williams 1
#24 Mary Hardin-Baylor 3, Sul Ross St. 0
Mary Washington 3, #25 Johns Hopkins 1

-Ricky Nelson

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October 19, 2018 at 1:29 pm

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10/18/18: Webster sweeps 11th straight match

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SLIAC
Webster 3, Blackburn 0 WU’s Kruse hit 11-2-19.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#8 Emory 3, Agnes Scott 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 18, 2018 at 12:12 am

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2018 NCAA stats: Webster’s Farrah on pace for digs/set record

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The following are Central and Midwest players and teams in the top 10 nationally, according to the latest NCAA Division III stats. The national leader is listed regardless of region. Players and teams not from the Central or Midwest regions are listed in italics.

Stats are through Oct. 16.

Aces/Set
1. Makayla Beehler, St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) 1.08
1. Notre Dame 3.97

Total Aces
1. Karley May, Misericordia 75
5. Abby Freeman, Greenville 66
9. Anastasia Labadessa, Dominican 60
1. Notre Dame 302

Assists/Set
1. Sydney Schwitters, Northwestern 11.77
2. Lexi Wall, St. Olaf 11.51
3. Elizabeth Ganley, Illinois College, 11.24
6. Madison Surprise, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 11.09
7. Emily Lines, Aurora 11.08
8. Emma Griffith, Chicago 10.84
1. Thomas More 13.65
4. Aurora 12.97
6. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 12.80
7. St. Olaf 12.78
9. Northwestern 12.76

Total Assists
1. Emma Griffith, Chicago 1,062
2. Emily VerWay, Wisconsin-Superior 1,048
3. Sydney Schwitters, Northwestern 1,024
5. Ellie Adams, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 929
8. Julianna Roth, Grinnell 899
1. Stockton 1,232
2. Chicago 1,220
5. Wisconsin-Superior 1,187
7. Northwestern 1,161
9. Minnesota Morris 1,154
10. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1,150

Blocks/Set
1. Madison Weiss, Saint Benedict 1.55
4. Karin Canakes, Bethel 1.29
1. Pacific Lutheran 2.72
2. Saint Benedict 2.50
5. Bethel 2.47
6. Wisconsin-Whitewater 2.30

Total Blocks
1. Madison Weiss, Saint Benedict 135
2. Hunter Weiss, Saint Benedict 101
6. Maria Claflin, Bethel 98
6. Ashton Doll, Wisconsin-Whitewater 98
1. Bethel 227
2. Saint Benedict 222.5
5. St. Thomas 196
6. Minnesota Morris 195
7. Wisconsin-Whitewater 191
9. Luther 187

Digs/Set
1. Kristen Farrah, Webster 8.65 [record for current scoring format is 8.46]
3. Mia Gill, Principia 7.51
4. Mady Ferris, Knox 6.93
9. Katie Foster, Wartburg 5.98
1. Webster 23.77
3. Principia 21.86
8. Dubuque 19.58

Total Digs
1. Kate Isaksen, Clarkson 623
2. Kristen Farrah, Webster 597
3. Hannah Robb, Wisconsin-River Falls 586
4. Mady Ferris, Knox 568
5. Mia Gill, Principia 541
10. Renee Rude, Monmouth 509
1. Wisconsin-River Falls 1,928
8. Dubuque 1,782
9. Bethel 1,779

Hitting Percentage
1. Julianne Malek, Washington-St. Louis .452
8. Katelyn Lannom, St. Olaf .399
1. Johnson & Wales (R.I.) .297
10. Chicago .252

Opponent Hitting Percentage
1. Southern Vermont .052

Kills/Set
1. April Gehl, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 4.93
2. Kaylin Kuhn, Grinnell 4.83
4. Abby Freeman, Greenville 4.57
6. Mariah Halvorsen, Northwestern 4.46
7. Taylor Dunwell, Benedictine 4.39
1. Thomas More 14.88
6. Northwestern 13.78
7. Aurora 13.76

Total Kills
1. April Gehl, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 454
4. Abby Freemna, Greenville 393
8. Kaylin Kuhn, Grinnell 367
10. Mariah Halvorsen, Northwestern 361
1. Stockton 1,370
5. Chicago 1,305
6. Wisconsin-Superior 1,258
7. Northwestern 1,254
8. Minnesota Morris 1,248
8. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1,248

Points/Set
1. Abby Freeman, Greenville 5.70
2. Kaylin Kuhn, Grinnell 5.60
4. April Gehl, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5.46
7. Mariah Halvorsen, Northwestern 5.02
10. Taylor Dunwell, Benedictine 4.92

-Ricky Nelson

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October 18, 2018 at 12:02 am

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10/17/18: Greenville now tied for first in SLIAC

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MIAC
Carleton 3, St. Catherine 2 CC’s Wansenried hit 16-3-27 with 11 digs.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Spalding 1 GU’s Freeman had 27 kills, 10 digs.

Nonconference
UW-La Crosse 3, Saint Mary’s (Minn.) 1 UWL’s Johnson had 23 kills, 29 digs.
Loras 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 0 LC’s Kinney had 13 kills.
St. Olaf 3, Martin Luther 0 SOC’s Reid had 12 kills.
Buena Vista 3, Bethany Lutheran 2 BVU’s Runneberg had 17 kills.
Iowa Wesleyan 3, Knox 2 IWU’s Landre had 18 kills.
Crown 3, Macalester 0 CC’s Anderson had 10 kills.
Silver Lake 3, Mount Mary 0 SLC is NAIA.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#2 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Lasell 0
#18 Pacific Lutheran 3, Puget Sound 0
Mary Washington 3, #22 Christopher Newport 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 17, 2018 at 12:18 am

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2018 Week 1 regional rankings: Gustavus, Chicago on top

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The NCAA published the first of four regional rankings today.

Central Region Week 1
1. Gustavus Adolphus
2. Washington-St. Louis
3. Saint Benedict
4. St. Thomas
5. Bethel
6. Augsburg
7. Northwestern
8. St. Olaf

Midwest Region Week 1
1. Chicago
2. Illinois Wesleyan
3. Wisconsin-Eau Claire
4. Wisconsin-Whitewater
5. Aurora
6. Carthage
7. Concordia Wisconsin
8. Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Week 1 top four in other regions
Great Lakes: Calvin; Wittenberg; Thomas More; Hope.
Mid-Atlantic: Juniata; Christopher Newport; Carnegie Mellon; Susquehanna.
New England: Johnson & Wales (R.I.); Bowdoin; MIT; Babson.
New York:
Ithaca; Stevens; Rochester Tech; Vassar.
South: Berry; Emory; Washington and Lee; Birmingham-Southern.
West: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; Mary Hardin-Baylor; Trinity (Texas); Cal Lutheran.

-Ricky Nelson

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October 17, 2018 at 12:05 am

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10/16/18: UW-Superior sweeps UNW, moves into tie atop UMAC

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CCIW
#15 Illinois Wesleyan 3, Carroll 0 IWU’s Burkman had 15 kills, 13 digs.
Carthage 3, North Central 0 CC’s Kozak hit 12-0-15.
Millikin 3, Elmhurst 1 MU’s Seegmiller had 18 kills.
Augustana 3, Wheaton 1 AC’s Bialobok had 16 kills, 5 blocks.

ARC
Wartburg 3, Simpson 0 WC’s Blough had 13 kills, 13 digs.

NACC
Aurora 3, Benedictine 0 AU’s Vondra had 14 kills.
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Marian 0 CUW’s Kleba hit 7-2-10 with 5 blocks.
Lakeland 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 1 LU’s Bishop had 13 kills, 13 digs.
MSOE 3, Alverno 0 MSOE’s Fields had 12 kills.
Concordia Chicago 3, Illinois Tech 0 CUC’s Spitelli had 12 kills.

UMAC
UW-Superior 3, Northwestern 0 UWS’s Howe had 11 kills.
Minnesota Morris 3, Martin Luther 0 UMM’s Mathias hit 9-0-9 with 7 blocks.
Bethany Lutheran 3, Crown 0 BLC’s Rutt had 17 kills.
Northland 3, North Central 1 Northland had 12 aces.

SLIAC
Fontbonne 3, Westminster 2 FU’s Eason had 17 kills, 13 digs.
Webster 3, MacMurray 0 WU’s Kruse had 11 kills.
Iowa Wesleyan 3, Blackburn 1 IWU had 16 aces.

Northland Tri
Finlandia, Northland, North Central (Minn.)
Finlandia 3, Northland 0; Finlandia 3, North Central (Minn.) 1.

Nonconference
#14 UW-Eau Claire 3, St. Norbert 0 UWEC’s Meyer had 12 kills, 5 blocks.
Dubuque 3, UW-Platteville 0 UD outhit UWP, .140 to -.037.
Hamline 3, St. Scholastica 0 HU’s Hurrle hit 11-1-19.
Monmouth 3, Eureka 1 MC’s Gustafson had 15 kills.
Beloit 3, Rockford 0 BC’s Laun-Smith had 10 kills.
Principia, Robert Morris-Springfield [Canceled]

Top 25 Upset Watch
#1 Calvin 3, Adrian 0
#3 Wittenberg 3, DePauw 0
#7 Juniata 3, Elizabethtown 1
#13 Hope 3, Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 1
#16 Berry 3, Covenant 1
#17 Texas Tyler 3, East Texas Baptist 0
#23 Ohio Northern 3, Heidelberg 2
#21 MIT 3, Wellesley 0
#24 Mary Hardin-Baylor 3, Austin 2

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 16, 2018 at 12:16 am

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