Volleyball Loses Two on Second Day at UW-Eau Claire

Posted on September 14th, 2019 by

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The Gustavus volleyball team dropped two contests on the second day of the Sandy Schumacher Memorial Tournament at UW- Eau Claire. With the results the Gusties fall to 6-6 on the season.

Carthage 3 – 0 Gustavus

In the opening match of the day versus Carthage, the Gusties got off to a slow start, falling behind 14-7 in the first set, a deficit they could not overcome as they fell 25-19. Similarly, in set two, the Lady Reds jumped out early and held control for the duration of the set, taking it 25-11.

In set three, Carthage jumped out early and was able to get up 21-14. The Gusties were able to fight back and cut it to two at 23-21, but the Lady Reds were able to close out the set and take the match.

Kate Holtan (Jr., Rochester) led the Gusties in kills with eight, while Rhyan Herrmann (Fy., Brownton) had six. Kaylyn Johnston (Fy., Urbana, Ill.) recorded 15 set assists in the contest while Mitaya Johnson (Sr., Kasson) had 12.

UW-Eau Claire 3 – 0 Gustavus

After a fairly even start in set number one, a little spurt during the middle of the set propelled the Blugolds to a 13-7 lead. Gustavus fought back to within two but Eau Claire would pull away late to take set number one 25-18.

In set two Eau-Claire jumped out to a 10-1 lead early that Gustavus could not overcome as they took the set 25-16.

In the final set, the Blugolds once again held a lead for the duration of the set, leading 18-11 before the Gusties would go on an 7-1 run to pull it within one. Eau-Claire would score five straight points though to take control and eventually win the set 25-23.

Holtan led the Gusties again in match two with 12 kills while Sarah Elliott (Fy., Lombard, Ill.) had five. Johnston had 17 set assists in the match for the Gusties while Holtan and Kylee Cox (So., Brooklyn Center) both had seven digs.

The Gusties will be back in action on Tuesday when they host their first home match of the season versus Minnesota-Morris.



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