ABERDEEN, S.D. — The No. 2 ranked Viterbo University volleyball team finished off an undefeated conference season in dominating fashion, sweeping Presentation College 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 Saturday afternoon.
The V-Hawks (32-1, 16-0), who have won nine straight matches, simply overwhelmed the Saints from the start as Viterbo recorded 20 kills in the opening set. A set which they finished with a hitting percentage of .304.
The V-Hawks didn’t let up, finishing the match with a .388 hitting percentage, including an eye-popping .636 in the third set. As a team, Viterbo recorded 54 kills and 46 assists.
Two-time NAIA first-team All-American Natalie Geidel led the way with 19 kills, while another first team All-American, Amelia Grahn, recorded 38 assists.
The V-Hawks showed their all-around strength as the V-Hawks’ defense made life miserable for the Saints. Viterbo had 53 digs while the Saints (19-12, 7-9) finished with just 26 kills and a hitting percentage of .087.
Viterbo will host the lowest seed in the upcoming NSAA Tournament, which still has yet to be determined, on Nov. 10.
Doane University 57, Viterbo 45
SEWARD, Neb. — The V-Hawks started slow, scoring just six points in the first quarter and were never able to recover.
Viterbo (0-4) shot 28.3 percent (17-for-60) from the field, 16.7 percent (3-for-18) from beyond the arc and were outrebounded 47-28. Sophomore Brynn Bozich led the V-Hawks with 16 points on a 7-for-14 effort from the field.
Viterbo is back in action on Nov. 11 when it hosts St. Ambrose as part of the Viterbo Showcase.