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The Gustavus volleyball team’s season came to an end Friday at the NCAA regional semifinals, dropping a three-set match to defending national champion Cal Lutheran by scores of 25-15, 25-12, 25-23. The Gusties end their season 24-8 overall.
Having last season’s experience at the NCAA Championships provided a higher comfort level for the Gustavus volleyball team Thursday as it cruised to a three-set victory over Wartburg College in the opening round of the regional tournament. The Gusties won by scores of 25-23, 25-15, 25-16 to claim their first win at the NCAA tournament since 1986.
Trailing 2-0 after two sets Thursday, the Gustavus volleyball team was on the verge of ending its season and dropping the first match at home in two years. Instead, the Gusties got gritty and battled tooth and nail to steal a five-set victory over St. Thomas to advance to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Championship. The Gusties dropped the first two sets 25-16, 29-27, but went on to claim victories of 25-22, 25-22, and 15-10. Gustavus now hosts Bethel at 7 p.m. Saturday in a rematch of last year’s MIAC Playoff Championship.
The Gustavus volleyball team ended the regular season Saturday with a five-set loss at Saint Mary’s. The Gusties lost by set scores of 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 12-15, dropping to 21-7 overall and 9-2 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Gustavus now prepares for the MIAC Playoffs as the No. 2 seed and will host the winner of No. 3 St. Thomas and No. 6 Concordia on Thursday.
The Gustavus volleyball team Wednesday locked up the No. 2 seed and a first round bye in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs with a shutout victory over Hamline University. The Gusties defeated the Pipers 25-20, 25-17, 25-23 to improve to 21-6 overall and 9-1 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus volleyball team won its fifth straight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match Saturday afternoon, defeating Saint Benedict in four sets 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-15, improving to 20-6 overall and 8-1 in the league.
After dropping the first two sets Friday night, the Gustavus volleyball team dug deep and rallied for an impressive five-set victory over Concordia College. The Gusties posted a convincing 15-3 win in the fifth set, marking the program's largest margin of victory in the fifth game since rally point scoring debuted in 2001. The win propels the Gusties to 19-6 overall and 7-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Cobbers fall to 8-15 overall and 4-4 in the league.
The Gustavus volleyball team escaped with a five-set victory over Buena Vista University on Tuesday night, improving to 18-6 overall. The Gusties won the non-conference match by scores of 25-16, 25-13, 21-25, 25-27, 15-9.
The Gustavus volleyball team concluded play at the Sandy Schumacher Tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday, splitting a pair of matches to finish the weekend 2-2. The Gusties shut out the University of Minnesota-Morris 31-29, 25-19, 25-23 before falling to No. 24-ranked Northwestern-St. Paul 25-20, 27-25, 25-22, moving to 17-6 overall.
The Gustavus volleyball team faced a pair of nationally ranked opponents Friday to open the Sandy Schumacher Tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and came away with a split to move to 16-5 overall. The Gusties lost in five sets to No. 21-ranked UW-Oshkosh and rebounded with a five-set victory over No. 22-ranked UW-Eau Claire.