Volleyball Completes Perfect Season in the MIAC

Posted on October 26th, 2018 by


WINONA, Minn. – The No. 9 Gustavus volleyball team wrapped up the regular season Friday night with a four-set win at Saint Mary’s. The Gusties won by set scores of 25-12, 25-19, 17-25, and 25-18 to improve to 25-2 overall and finish the conference season with a perfect 11-0 record.

The Gustie offense did not disappoint with an efficient .374 hitting percentage. Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) led the team with 15 kills and a .367 attack rate. She added 15 digs on the back line for her 14th double-double of the season. Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) led the defense with 20 digs. Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochster, Minn.) distributed 47 assists.

The four-set victory over Saint Mary’s completed the fourth undefeated MIAC season in program history for the Gusties. The 11-match conference schedule included six shutout wins and zero five-set matches.

“I’m proud of the team on their performance tonight and overall in MIAC play,” Head Coach Rachelle Sherden said. “This conference is so tough and to go 11-0 is quite special. Now it’s time to refocus and plan for next week. The goal is a one-day-at-a-time mentality and making the most of every opportunity at practice and during competition from here on out. The team plans to really enjoy their time together and work hard to continue to get a little better each day.”

Gustavus enters the MIAC playoffs as the No. 1 seed and will host a semifinal game at 7 p.m. next Thursday.


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