The Gustavus volleyball team wrapped up its 2009 season with a 3-1 loss to Saint Mary’s at Gus Young Court on Saturday afternoon. The set scores were 19-25, 25-21, 26-28, and 16-25. The Cardinals garnered a coveted MIAC Playoff spot with the win over the Gusties. Gustavus finishes its season at 11-17 overall and 3-8 in the MIAC.
Saint Mary’s opened the match by winning the first set 25-19, but Gustavus bounced back and evened the match at 1-1 by winning the second set 25-21. The third set was a thriller and the Cardinals edged the Gusties 28-26. Saint Mary’s playing like a team that needed a win to qualify for the playoffs closed out the match by winning the fourth set in convincing fashion 25-16.
Gustavus was led by Meghan Gehring with 12 kills, while Malea Noennig registered 33 set assists and Erin Sherman contributed 26 digs.
Saint Mary’s was led by Amy Kujak with 16 kills. Brittany Cherwinka posted 56 set assists and Courtney Runge registered 20 digs.
Saturday’s match was Senior Day at Gustavus and the Gustavus coaching staff and Athletics Department celebrated the careers of seniors Meghan Gehring and Tara Kramer. Congratulations to Meghan and Tara for their accomplishments with the Gustie volleyball program. The Athletics Department wishes them well in the challenges that lie ahead.