No. 11 Volleyball Looks For Three Straight At St. Olaf

Posted on October 4th, 2017 by

Gustavus at St. Olaf
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Northfield, Minn. | Skoglund Center
Live Coverage: Live Stats/Watch 

ST. PETER, Minn. – The No. 11-ranked Gustavus volleyball team looks for a third-straight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Wednesday evening at St. Olaf College.

LAST TIME OUT

The Gusties earned two sweeps last week, defeating both Macalester College and St. Catherine University at Gus Young Court. The Black and Gold made quick work of the Scots last Wednesday, bouncing back from the two-straight losses for the first time since 2015 with a convincing win as they forced 26 Macalester errors and posted a season-high .379 attack percentage with 29 kills off 58 attempts. In addition, the Gusties tied a season-high with 10 service aces. On Saturday versus St. Kate’s, the Gusties used a balanced attack, led by and efficient hiting effort from Lauren Hanson (Jr., Redwood Falls, Minn.), who posted a .524 attack percentage along with 12 kills and just one error.

IN THE POLLS

The Gusties remained in the same spot in the Division III National rankings, being ranked No. 11 for the second consecutive week in the AVCA Coaches Poll. Fellow MIAC opponents University of St. Thomas is ranks tied for No. 17, along with Bethel University receiving votes.

THE SERIES

Wednesday’s contest marks the 64th all-time meeting between Gustavus and St. Olaf with the Oles holding a 34-28-1 advantage over the Gusties. Gustavus swept St. Olaf last season in Northfield for its fourth consecutive series victory over St. Olaf.

SCOUTING ST. OLAF

The Oles, along with Augsburg and Saint Ben’s, are tied with Gustavus with 4-1 marks during conference play. Currently riding a two-game winning streak, St. Olaf most recently defeated Bethel and Bethany Lutheran College to improve its overall record to 14-6. The Oles lead the conference with 892 kills and 860 assists, led by the MIAC’s leading attacker in sophomore outside hitter Lauren Rewers. Rewers leads the conference with 250 kills, averaging 3.79 per set.

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