No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul finishes up the tournament with win against Wingate
No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul 3, No. 21 Wingate 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. -– Concordia-St. Paul (4-1) finished off the Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Elmo Classic with a win against No. 21 Wingate (3-2) in consecutive sets in a rematch of last year's NCAA quarterfinals Sunday afternoon. Concordia finished up the tournament with wins against three ranked opponents in the tough tournament field.
Concordia dominated play early and often, jumping out to a 16-3 lead in the first set en route to a 25-9 set win. Freshman Riley Hanson had six kills on six attacks.
Wingate came out strong in the second, holding an early 9-7 lead. The Golden Bears battled back to regain the lead and took a hard-fought second set 25-19. Hanson once again led the Bears with five kills. Sophomore Kasey Williams contributed 16 assists in the set.
The third set started off close with Wingate cutting the Golden Bear lead to 10-8 on an Anna Hilton kill. Concordia stepped on the gas to score 15 of the next 18 points to finish the match with a 25-11 set win. Erienne Lauersdorf was a perfect 4-4 on her attacks in the final set.
Riley Hanson finished the day with 14 kills while hitting .722. She finished the tournament second on the team with 47 kills and hit a team high .444. Lauersdorf had 12 kills to tie her career high set Saturday night against Indianapolis and sophomore Heather Schiller also added 10 kills. Kasey Williams finished the match one assist off her career high with 46. She finished the tournament with 212 assists for an average of 13.38 per set.
No. 5 BYU-Hawaii 3, Chico State 1
LAIE, Hawaii -– Behind Shih Ting (Stella) Chen’s career-high 26 kills, the No. 5 BYU-Hawaii women’s volleyball team took down Chico State 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-11, 25-22) on Sunday morning.
Stella Chen’s 26 kills came in addition to her 11 digs and four assists. Erh Fang Hsu (Ariel) added 12 kills, five digs, four assisted blocks and one solo block while Erica Willes and Lacy Miyahira added seven kills apiece.
Melanie Manutai, Ho’onani Apo added 15 digs each to lead BYU-Hawaii (5-0) while Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo added 14 of her own. The Wildcats (1-2) were limited to just a .109 hitting percentage for the match.