The Gustavus volleyball team made quick work of St. Olaf on Wednesday night, winning its seventh consecutive match in straight sets, improving to 11-2 overall and 2-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Gustavus volleyball team returns to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play tonight at St. Olaf. The Gusties enter the match with a 10-2 overall record and 1-0 mark in the MIAC, while the Oles are 7-7 overall and 0-1 in the league. Tonight’s match begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast online via the St. Olaf live streaming portal.
Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) earned her second-straight MIAC Volleyball Setter/Libero-of-the-Week award as she led the Gusties to a 3-0 mark last week with 120 assists (10.00 per set), 26 digs and 22 kills. Holtan had a career night in the team's 3-2 upset of No. 12 Bethel to open MIAC play. The sophomore recorded an impressive triple-double with 55 assists (11.00 per set), had 16 kills with no errors (.593), and 22 digs, all career-highs for Holtan. She went on to add 65 assists over the weekend in a 3-0 win over Lakeland and a 3-1 win over Dominican to help her team improve to 10-2 this season (1-0 MIAC).
The Gustavus volleyball team competed in the UW-Eau Claire Invite on Saturday and came away with a pair of victories to improve to 10-2 overall. The Gusties opened the day with a shutout win over Lakeland and followed with a four-set win over Dominican.
After beating Bethel 3-2 in the first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game of the 2016 season, the Gustavus volleyball team travels to Eau Claire, Wis. on Saturday to take on Lakeland and Dominican, both Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference teams, in a tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Gusties enter the afternoon match against the Lakeland Muskies with an 8-2 overall record, while the Muskies are 5-2. The Dominican Stars have an overall record of 1-6. The Gusties play back-to-back matches, starting at 2 p.m. against the Muskies followed by a 4 p.m. match against the Stars.
The rematch of the 2015 MIAC Volleyball Championship didn’t disappoint Wednesday night as Gustavus upended No. 12-ranked Bethel University in a five-set thriller. The MIAC opener victory moves the Gusties to 8-2 overall and 1-0 in the league, while the Royals drop to 8-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
After nine non-league games to start the season, the Gustavus volleyball team opens Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at 7 p.m. tonight against No. 12-ranked Bethel University. The Gusties enter tonight’s match with a 7-2 overall record, while the Royals are 8-1. In the Sept. 13 AVCA Division III Poll, Bethel remained at the No. 12 spot, while the Gusties received votes but are four spots out of the top 25.
Gustavus (7-2) won four of its five matches last week behind a big-time performance from setter Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.), who was named to the Loras All-Tournament Team for her performance. The sophomore setter finished with 203 assists (9.67 per set) and added 29 kills (.311 hitting percentage) and 35 digs in the five matches. She had at least 31 assists in each match, including a career-high 52 assists in a 3-2 win over No. 13-ranked Carthage and a 49-assist, 14-kill performance in a 3-2 victory over Wartburg. The Gusties also defeated Martin Luther (3-0) and Loras (3-0) and dropped a narrow 3-2 decision to Cornell.
The Gustavus volleyball team defeated Wartburg College and Loras College Saturday at the Loras College Invitational. The Gusties finished with a 3-1 record during the tournament and move to 7-2 overall.
The Gustavus volleyball team split the opening day at the Loras College Invitational Friday in Dubuque, Iowa. The Gusties (5-2, 0-0 MIAC) began the day falling to Cornell College 2-3 but then defeated No. 13 ranked Carthage College 3-2.