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College sports roundup: Viterbo women's volleyball wins seventh straight

College sports roundup: Viterbo women's volleyball wins seventh straight

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The Viterbo volleyball team won its seventh straight game by beating NSAA foe Dakota State (S.D.) in four sets on Saturday afternoon.

The V-Hawks (9-6, 9-4 NSAA) — who beat the Trojans 25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 25-14 — have yet to lose in the spring portion of their schedule.

Senior Maya Roberts led the way for Viterbo on Saturday with 17 kills. Sophomore and Holmen High School graduate Kenzie Winker added 13 kills and eight digs, while junior and Caledonia grad Adrianna Reinhart had a team-high 13 digs.

Sophomore Abbey Johnson (23) and junior Lauryn Sobasky (14) each finished with double-digit assists.

The V-Hawks wrap up the regular season on Tuesday, when they host Waldorf (Iowa).



No. 13 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 3, Viterbo 0

The V-Hawks — who lost 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 — had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-10.

Senior and West Salem High School graduate Brett Thompson led Viterbo with 15 kills, while sophomore Joe Todd had nine. Sophomore Juan Banda added 11 digs.



UW-La Crosse 13, UW-Eau Claire 0 (7 innings)

UW-La Crosse 16, UW-Eau Claire 6 (8 innings)

The Eagles started their season with a pair of wins over the Blugolds.

A three-run homerun from junior Ethan Gerstner in the first inning helped UW-L start strong in the first game of the doubleheader. Senior Brennan Schmitt and freshman Colton Schraepfer drove in two runs apiece, while freshman Sawyer Phillips picked up the win. Phillips allowed one hit and struck out seven in four scoreless innings.

The Eagles trailed 2-0 early in the second game but used a four-run second inning to take the lead. UW-Eau Claire fought back to tie the game, but UW-L plated seven in the seventh inning to grab a commanding 14-6 advantage.

Senior Shane Coker, freshman Jonathan Wizner, freshman Jack Kelly, sophomore Jordan Williams, senior Parker Plume and sophomore Connor Roesler all drove in two runs, while junior Jack Mizgalski earned the win. Mizgalski allowed one run on one hit and struck out two in two innings.



Augustana (Ill.) 1, UW-La Crosse 0 (10 innings)

UW-La Crosse 2, Augustana (Ill.) 0

The Eagles split their doubleheader with the Vikings and moved to 2-4 on the season.

The teams were scoreless in the first game until Augustana's Ashley Dehmlow drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th. UW-L senior Maddie Muelken, who allowed one run on seven hits and struck out five in 9⅔ innings, was charged with her second loss of the season.

The Eagles plated two in the third inning of the second game for the game's only runs. Senior Sabrina Scardamaglia scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of freshman Jordyn McCormack, who then scored on a single by junior and Holmen grad Kendra Leis. Senior Sydne Shattuck, who allowed no runs and three hits in four innings, picked up her second win of the season.



Carroll 18, UW-La Crosse 3

The Eagles had their two-game winning streak snapped despite grabbing an early lead.

Freshman Nicole Jernander scored on an assist from sophomore Abigail Steigauf to put UW-L (3-2) on the board first, but the Pioneers (5-1) scored the game's next 10 goals to take a commanding lead.

Sophomore Anna Davis and freshman Grace Willmott also scored for the Eagles, who mustered just seven shots to Carroll's 40.

UW-L plays at Loras (Iowa) on Wednesday.


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