Volleyball Defeats Martin Luther 3-1, Falls To Northwestern 3-0

Posted on September 25th, 2011 by

Emily Phillips led Gustavus with a match-high 17 kills against Martin Luther.

The Gustavus volleyball team went 1-1 with a 3-1 win over Martin Luther and a 3-0 loss to Northwestern at the Northwestern Invite on Saturday, Sept. 24 in St. Paul.  The Gusties move to 11-5 overall and will be back in MIAC play on Thursday, Sept. 29 against Carleton at 7:00 p.m. in Northfield, Minn.

The Gusties took a 1-0 lead on Martin Luther with a 25-16 set one win.  An Angela Ahrendt kill with an 11-8 lead sparked an eight-point run that Gustavus used to secure the early 1-0 lead.

Martin Luther bounced back with a 25-18 win in the second set to tie the match at 1-1, coming back from an 11-4 deficit early in the frame.

Gustavus built a four point lead at 15-11 in the third set and didn’t look back, scoring 7-of-8 points with a 17-15 lead to take a 21-15 advantage.  A kill by Emily Phillips gave Gustavus the set win at 25-20, giving the Gusties a 2-1 lead.

Gustavus took control up 11-8 in the fourth set, using scoring runs of 7-1 and 8-2 to win the set 25-13.

Emily Phillips and Angela Ahrendt led the way on the Gustavus offensive.  Phillips led the Gusties with a match-high 17 kills (.387), while Ahrendt contributed 15 kills (.429) of her own.

Three Gusties recorded double-figure digs.  Olivia Warren registered 16, Paige Breneman had 15, and Katie Ness notched 11.  Malea Noennig distributed a game-high 37 assists with eight digs.

Box Score

Gustavus couldn’t get on track in its second match of the day, suffering a sweep at the hands of host Northwestern by scores of 25-14, 25-17, and 25-23.

Northwestern hit at a .316 percentage compared to Gustavus’ .163 in the match.  Ahrendt led the Gusties with a match-high 10 kills.

Box Score

 

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