Women’s Volleyball splits two games at UW-Oshkosh

Amanda Ollerer

The volleyball team traveled to Oshkosh last weekend to play in the UW-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Classic. Their first game on Sept. 14 was against Wisconsin Lutheran College, and our Vikings lost three matches to one (25-22, 26-24, 21-25, 27-25).

Senior Shannon McLain and sophomore Kayla Storm had 14 kills each. Freshman Megan Conley and sophomore Betsy Sorensen each added six kills. Junior Diane McLeod led our Vikings with 26 assist and 12 digs. Junior Kathleen Rowland had a team high of 17 digs, Storm added 14 and freshman Anna Wawiorka had 12. The second game was against our Midwest Conference rival, Carroll University.

The Vikings beat the Pioneers in three games to one, (25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 28-26). Storm led the Vikings with 13 kills, and McLain added 12 assists. McLeod had 31 assists and had 17 digs. Rowland had the team high with 25 digs, and Storm added 14 more.

On the second day of the classic, we played the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and lost three games to one (25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 29-27). Against La Crosse, freshman Megan Conley had eight kills, while Sorensen had seven. McLeod had 32 assists, seven digs and three blocks. Rowland had 21 digs during the game. Lawrence played Martin Luther College, and was once again defeated three games to one (24-26, 25-16, 25-18, 25-16). McLain had 12 kills for the Vikings, while Sorensen had nine and four blacks. McLeod had 31 more assists, three kills and six digs.

Besides a win, there were other great outcomes from the UW-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Classic. Our setter, McLeod, was named to the all-tournament team for the Vikings. She had an excellent tournament, with 120 assists, 42 digs, three blocks and three kills.

The next games are this Saturday, in the Edgewood Triangular against Cardinal Stritch and Edgewood. So let’s wish them good luck! Go Vikes!