Volleyball Splits on Day One of Wartburg Tournament
|UW-Eau Claire||Simpson College (Iowa)|
Laura Slinger - 14
B: Liz Amici - 5
D: Lauren Sutherland - 15
SA: Emily Neave - 4
2 Players (#9, #12 - 11)
B: Megan Dunlavy - 3
D: Audrey Schuttler - 12
SA: 3 Players (#7, #9, #10 - 1)
|TEAM STATISTICS||UW-Eau Claire||Simpson College (Iowa)|
|Cornell College (Iowa) (13-2)||25||25||23||22||15||3|
|UW-Eau Claire (8-10)||15||23||25||25||13||2|
|Cornell College (Iowa)||UW-Eau Claire|
Kathleen O'Connor - 22
B: 3 Players (#3, #4, #12 - 2)
D: Kylea Weber - 33
SA: Kathleen O'Connor - 3
Laura Slinger - 14
B: Liz Amici - 9
D: Lauren Sutherland - 19
SA: 3 Players (#8, #19, #20 - 2)
|TEAM STATISTICS||Cornell College (Iowa)||UW-Eau Claire|
WAVERLY, Iowa (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire volleyball team recorded a win and a loss on the first day of the Wartburg Tournament hosted by Wartburg College (Iowa).
The Blugolds opened with a tough 3-2 loss to Cornell College (Iowa) but rebounded with a decisive 3-0 victory over Simpson College (Iowa).
The Blugolds' first match got off to a rough start, as Cornell won the initial games 25-15 and 25-23. Eau Claire squeaked out two wins (25-23, 25-22) in the next sets, but ultimately fell 15-13 in a close fifth game.
The Blugolds didn't waste any time against Simpson. Despite a close second set, Eau Claire pulled off the match victory with set scores of 25-19, 29-27 and 25-15.
Laura Slinger (Sr.-Faribault, Minn./Bethlehem Academy) recorded 14 kills in both matches while Lauren Sutherland (So.-Dayton, Minn./Meadow Creek Christian) led the Blugolds twice in digs, tallying a total of 34 on the evening. Emily Neave (Jr.-Salem, Wis./Westosha Central) led the team with 44 set assists against Cornell and followed with 42 against Simpson.
The Blugolds are now 9-10 on the season. Eau Claire will play two more matches tomorrow to conclude the Wartburg Tournament. The Blugolds will open the day with a 12 p.m. match against host Wartburg.