Volleyball Falls To UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse On Day One Of Augsburg Tournament

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by

Minneapolis – The Gustavus Adolphus volleyball team suffered a pair of losses to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents on day one of the Augsburg College Tournament being held Friday and Saturday in Si Melby Hall. The Gusties fell 3-0 to UW-Eau Claire in the opening match, then suffered a 3-2 loss to UW-La Crosse in the nightcap.

Gustavus heads into the final day of the Augsburg Tournament with an overall record of 2-4. The Gusties will cap the weekend on Saturday with a 10:00 a.m. match against Bethany Lutheran College and a 12:00 p.m. match against the University of Northwestern.

Paige Breneman recorded a total of 36 digs to lead Gustavus on the opening day of the Augsburg Tournament.

Paige Breneman recorded a total of 36 digs to lead Gustavus on the opening day of the Augsburg Tournament.

Gustavus vs. UW-Eau Claire Recap

The Gusties suffered a straight-set loss in their first contest of the weekend by scores of 25-21, 25-13, and 25-17.

Leading the Gustavus offense was Alyssa Taylor (Jr., Trimont, Minn.) with seven kills and a .263 attack percentage. UW-Eau Claire’s Megan Tracy and Katrina Raskie led all offensive players with 11 and 10 kills, respectively.

Paige Breneman (Sr., Sherburn, Minn.) led Gustavus with 12 digs, while Marisa Morgan (Fy., Rockford, Ill.) and Abby Leitch (Fy., Mankato, Minn.) each finished with nine. Morgan also did the setting, finishing with 21.

Box Score

Gustavus vs. UW-La Crosse Recap

In what was a back-and-forth match from start to finish, Gustavus and UW-La Crosse traded sets before the Eagles were able to push themselves over the top with a 15-13 win in the decisive fifth frame. Gustavus took the first set 25-22, and UW-La Crosse tied the match at 1-1 with a 25-23 win in set two. The Gusties won the third 25-22, yet the Eagles knotted the contest at 2-2 with a 25-22 win in the fourth.

With the fifth set score locked at 13-13, UW-La Crosse used an attack error by Alyssa Taylor and a kill by its own Leah Putzier to put the match away.

Marisa Morgan and Rachel Arnold (Jr., Kimball, Minn.) ran the offense together and finished with 17 and 14 set assists, respectively.

Offensively, Becca Woodstra (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Sammy Kremer (Fy., Lakeville, Minn.) led the charge with double-figure kills. Woodstra hit the foor with 13 kills and had a .219 attack percentage, while Kremer ended up with 11 and posted an attack rate of .219.

Paige Breneman led all defensive players with 24 digs. Leitch also reached double digits with 14.

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