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9/15/17: Aurora, Illinois Wesleyan defeat #1 Calvin

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Elmhurst Invite
#1 Calvin, #5 Colorado College, #18 Hope, Elmhurst, Illinois Wesleyan, Aurora
Aurora 3, Elmhurst 0; Illinois Wesleyan 3, #18 Hope 1; Aurora 3, #1 Calvin 0; #5 Colorado College 3, #18 Hope 1; Illinois Wesleyan 3, #1 Calvin 1; #5 Colorado College 3, Elmhurst 2.

Trinity (Texas) Classic
#2 Southwestern, #7 Trinity (Texas), #11 UW-Whitewater, Pomona-Pitzer, Hardin-Simmons, East Texas Baptist
#7 Trinity (Texas) 3, Hardin-Simmons 0; #2 Southwestern 3, East Texas Baptist 0; #7 Trinity (Texas) 3, #11 UW-Whitewater 0; #2 Southwestern 3, Pomona-Pitzer 0.

Wittenberg Classic
#3 Wittenberg, #12 Washington-St. Louis, Ohio Northern, Clarkson, Heidelberg
Ohio Northern 3, #12 Washington-St. Louis 1; #3 Wittenberg 3, Clarkson 0; #12 Washington-St. Louis 3, Heidelberg 0.

UW-Eau Claire Classic
#14 Gustavus Adolphus, UW-Eau Claire, Chicago, Minnesota Morris, Concordia (Minn.), Lakeland, St. Scholastica
#14 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Minnesota Morris 0; St. Scholastica 3, Concordia (Minn.) 2; Lakeland 3, St. Scholastica 1; Chicago 3, Concordia (Minn.) 0; #14 Gustavus Adolphus 3, UW-Eau Claire 0; Minnesota Morris 3, Lakeland 0.

UW-River Falls Invite
#23 St. Thomas, #25 UW-Stevens Point, UW-River Falls, Saint Benedict, St. Olaf, Finlandia
UW-River Falls 3, Finlandia 0; Saint Benedict 3, St. Olaf 1; #23 St. Thomas 3, Finlandia 0; #25 UW-Stevens Point 3, Saint Benedict 0; UW-River Falls 3, St. Olaf 2; #25 UW-Stevens Point 3, #23 St. Thomas 1.

Wartburg Classic
Wartburg, Augsburg, Buena Vista, Waldorf
Wartburg 3, Augsburg 2; Waldorf 3, Buena Vista 2.

Carthage Tourney
Carthage, Concordia Wisconsin, St. Norbert, Alma
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Alma 0; Carthage 3, St. Norbert 0.

Ripon Invite
Saint Mary’s (Minn.), Lawrence, MSOE, Carroll, Marian, Ripon
Ripon 3, Marian 2; MSOE 3, Lawrence 1; Carroll 3, Lawrence 2; Saint Mary’s (Minn.) 3, Marian 1; Saint Mary’s (Minn.) 3, MSOE 1; Carroll 3, Ripon 0.

Knox Tourney
Dubuque, Macalester, Monmouth, Alverno, Knox, MacMurray, Rockford
Knox 3, Alverno 0; Macalester 3, MacMurray 2; Knox 3, Macalester 0; Monmouth 3, Rockford 0; Dubuque 3, Monmouth 0; MacMurray 3, Rockford 2; Dubuque 3, Alverno 0.

DePauw Invite
Wheaton (Ill.), DePauw, Rose-Hulman, Hanover, Mount Union, Muskingum
Muskingum 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 0; Rose-Hulman 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 0.

Illinois College Tourney
Concordia Chicago, Principia, Grinnell, Illinois College, Olivet, Saint Mary’s (Ind.), Franklin, Robert Morris-Springfield, Lincoln Christian
Concordia Chicago 3, Illinois College 2; Principia 3, Robert Morris-Springfield 0; Grinnell 3, Robert Morris-Springfield 0; Olivet 3, Concordia Chicago 1; Grinnell 3, Principia 0; Illinois College 3, Olivet 0.

St. Mary of the Woods Classic
Illinois Tech, St. Mary of the Woods, Florida College, West Virginia Tech, Florida National, Cincinnati-Clermont
Florida National 3, Illinois Tech 1; Illinois Tech 3, Cincinnati-Clermont 1.

North Central (Ill.) Quad
North Central (Ill.), Loras, Benedictine, Lake Forest
North Central (Ill.) 3, Loras 2; Lake Forest 3, Benedictine 1; [Lake Forest vs. Loras canceled; North Central (Ill.) vs. Benedictine ppd.].

SLIAC
Webster 3, Spalding 0 WU’s Grassi hit 9-0-18.

Nonconference
Luther 3, #21 UW-La Crosse 1 LC’s Kime had 12 kills, 11 digs.
Cornell 3, Coe 1 Cornell’s Boyd had 16 kills.
Bethel 3, UW-Stout 1 BU’s Stern had 13 kills.
UW-Platteville 3, Hamline 0 UWP’s Jensen had 10 kills.
Dominican 3, Augustana 1 DU’s Todd had 16 kills.
Augustana 3, Central 2 AC’s Westermeyer had 21 kills.
Carleton 3, UW-Superior 0 CC’s Stevens hit 13-0-19.

Top 25 upset watch
#4 Emory 3, #8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1
#8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, #6 Juniata 0
#13 Texas Dallas 3, Belhaven 0
#15 La Verne 3, #17 Cal Lutheran 2
#16 Carnegie Mellon 3, Brockport 0
Arcadia 3, #19 Eastern 2
Ithaca 3, #22 Mary Washington 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, New York University 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, Arcadia 1

-Ricky Nelson

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September 15, 2017 at 12:07 am

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9/14/17: BVU opens IIAC play with win

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IIAC
Buena Vista 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0 BVU’s Schaap had 15 kills, 10 digs.

SLIAC
Principia 3, MacMurray 0 PC’s Hathaway had 13 kills, 18 digs.

Nonconference
Central 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1 CC’s Gerstein had 11 kills, 12 digs.
Judson 3, Maranatha Baptist 0 JU is NAIA.
St. Louis Pharmacy 3, Blackburn 1 STLCOP is NAIA.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 14, 2017 at 12:31 am

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9/13/17: Westminster knocks off SLIAC favorite Greenville

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MIAC
#14 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Hamline 0 GAC outhit HU, .306 to .080.
#23 St. Thomas 3, Concordia 1 UST’s Spacek had 10 kills, 5 blocks.
St. Olaf 3, Augsburg 2 SOC’s Rewers had 21 kills, 13 digs.
Saint Benedict 3, St. Catherine 1 CSB’s Schultz had 13 kills, 15 digs.

IIAC
Dubuque 3, Luther 2 UD’s Davis had 27 kills, 23 digs.

NACC
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Lakeland 1 CUW’s Mayer had 12 kills.
Aurora 3, Dominican 1 AU’s Vondra had 18 kills, 16 digs.
Edgewood 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 EC’s Meister hit 13-1-18 with 4 blocks.
Concordia Chicago 3, Benedictine 0 CUC’s Crowley had 23 assists, 10 digs.
Marian 3, MSOE 1 MU’s Schrauth had 17 kills.
Alverno 3, Rockford 0 AC’s Wewers hit 12-1-17.

UMAC
#10 Northwestern 3, Crown 0 UNW outhit CC, .265 to -.071.

SLIAC
Westminster 3, Greenville 2 WC’s Needy had 14 kills.
Webster 3, Blackburn 0 WU’s Kruse had 8 kills.

UW-Oshkosh Quad
#25 UW-Stevens Point, UW-Oshkosh, St. Norbert, Lawrence
#25 UW-Stevens Point 3, Lawrence 0; UW-Oshkosh 3, St. Norbert 1; UW-Oshkosh 3, Lawrence 0; #25 UW-Stevens Point 3, St. Norbert 0.

Nonconference
#10 Northwestern 3, Wartburg 0 UNW’s Halvorsen had 19 kills.
Carthage 3, Cardinal Stritch 1 CC had 62 kills.
UW-River Falls 3, Carleton 2 UWRF’s Poitra had 10 kills, 14 digs.
Martin Luther 3, Macalester 0 MLC’s Hackbarth had 10 kills.
Franklin 3, Spalding 0 FC outhit SU, .318 to .032.
Northland 3, Finlandia 2 NC’s Eastburn had 18 kills, 15 digs.
Trinity International 3, Lake Forest 1 TIU is NAIA.

Top 25 upset watch
#1 Calvin 3, Alma 0
#18 Hope 3, Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 2
#19 Eastern 3, Wilkes 1

-Ricky Nelson

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September 13, 2017 at 12:05 am

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9/12/17: Saint Mary’s wins MIAC opener in 5-set thriller

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MIAC
Saint Mary’s 3, Bethel 2 SMU’s Blattner had 15 kills, 15 digs.

IIAC
Coe 3, Loras 2 CC’s Koch had 23 kills, 33 digs.
Central 3, Simpson 1 CC’s Dille had 9 kills, 8 blocks.

SLIAC
Fontbonne 3, MacMurray 0 FU’s Tallo had 11 kills, 15 digs, 4 aces.

Nonconference
Cornell 3, UW-Platteville 0 CC’s Ciari hit 13-2-20 with 6 blocks.
Illinois Wesleyan 3, Chicago 0 IWU’s Brown hit 17-1-33 with 16 digs.
UW-Stout 3, UW-Superior 1 UWST’s Strain had 11 kills.
Buena Vista 3, Grinnell 1 BVU’s Schaap had 29 kills.
North Park 3, Benedictine 0 NPU’s Meyer had 33 assists, 10 digs.
Principia 3, Illinois College 0 PC’s Hathaway had 15 kills, 10 digs.
Monmouth 3, Eureka 2
Concordia Chicago 3, Illinois Tech 1 CUC’s Johnson had 16 kills.
Silver Lake 3, Mount Mary 1 SLC outhit MMU, .244 to -.067.

Top 25 upset watch
#2 Southwestern 3, St. Thomas (Texas) 0
East Texas Baptist 3, #13 Texas Dallas 2
#20 MIT 3, Springfield 1

-Ricky Nelson

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September 12, 2017 at 1:00 am

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AVCA 2017 Week 2 poll: Big Blue join top 10 for first time

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Defending national champion Calvin remains the unanimous top-ranked team in the AVCA Week 2 poll.

The Knights are followed in the poll by No. 2 Southwestern, No. 3 Wittenberg, No. 4 Emory and No. 5 Colorado College. Ninth-ranked Millikin is in the top 10 for the first time.

Other Central and Midwest region teams in the Week 2 top 25: No. 10 Northwestern; No. 11 Wisconsin-Whitewater; No. 12 Washington-St. Louis; No. 14 Gustavus Adolphus; No. 21 Wisconsin-La Crosse; No. 23 St. Thomas; No. 25 Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Central and Midwest region teams receiving votes this week: Cornell; Chicago; Bethel; Illinois Wesleyan; Wartburg; Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Augsburg; Elmhurst; Dubuque; Luther.

My Week 2 top 10 had St. Thomas and Gustavus Adolphus instead of Juniata and Northwestern.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 12, 2017 at 12:12 am

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Augsburg’s Linn named AVCA Player of the Week

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Augsburg senior middle Taylor Linn was selected as the AVCA’s NCAA Division III Player of the Week. Linn averaged 4.42 kills and 3.67 digs per set while hitting .367 as the Augies went 3-1 on the week, including a sweep over Northwestern.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 12, 2017 at 12:04 am

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9/11/17: UWEC beats Edgewood

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Nonconference
UW-Eau Claire 3, Edgewood 1 UWEC’s Pashibin hit 18-1-22.
St. Olaf 3, Crown 0 SOC outhit CC, .198 to -.080.
Waldorf 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 WC is NAIA.

Top 25 upset watch
#5 Emory, Lee [Ppd.]

-Ricky Nelson

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September 11, 2017 at 2:18 am

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