Top 10 Roundup
Host No. 4 Emory sweeps for two wins at invitational
No. 2 Hope 3, St. Mary's (Ind.) 0
HOLLAND, Mich. -- Second-ranked Hope swept Saint Mary's College in three games on Friday in front of a DeVos Fieldhouse Main Court crowd of 615.
The Flying Dutch won 25-9, 25-16, 25-20 to raise their record to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play.
Junior outside hitter Jenna Grasmeyer of Hudsonville totaled a match-high 17 kills as she posted a .382 kill percentage.
Sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp of Fruitport added seven kills and 28 assists. Hope hit .260 as a team.
No. 4 Emory 3, Emory & Henry 0
ATLANTA -- Junior Kate Bowman led the Emory attack in the E&H match, registering a dozen kills along with a team-leading nine digs. Bowman concluded the contest with a .400 hitting percentage (12-2—25) while her terminations total represented her sixth outing of double figures this season.
Freshman Shannon Nugent made her presence felt with a season-high seven kills that complemented a .600 attack percentage (7-1—10). Junior middle Cat McGrath pounded out nine successful attack opportunities and contributed three blocks while freshman Jessica Holler and junior Sydney Miles both finished with six kills with Holler pacing all players with seven (3-4) blocks. As a team, the Eagles hit .371 (45-12—89) compared to the Wasps' mark of .012 (19-18—84), and enjoyed a wide 44-23 bulge in digs.
No. 4 Emory 3, Maryville (Tenn.) 0
ATLANTA -- Emory blitzed Maryville with a potent offensive effort, tallying a season-high .402 hitting mark (45-4—102).
Five Eagles chalked up seven or more kills, led by McGrath's 10 terminations. McGrath peppered the Scots with a .625 attack percentage (10-0—16) and ended Friday's two matches hitting .586 (19-2—29). Bowman contributed eight kills to the cause while Miles, Holler and junior Leah Jacobs came through with seven.
Miles dished out 30 assists in the victory while sophomore Taylor Erwin paced the club with 15 digs.
No. 5 Cal Lutheran 3, Whittier 1
WHITTIER, Calif. –- No. 5 Cal Lutheran improved to 7-1 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) openers under head coach Kellee Roesel after defeating Whittier 3-1 Friday night. After dropping the first 25-23, Cal Lutheran rallied to win the next three sets 25-23, 25-8, 25-23.
Kylie McLogan was the top offensive player for CLU on Friday, notching 18 kills while Eason had 12 with just three errors and finished with a .360 attacking percentage. Pua Mo’Okini-Oliveira was third with 10 kills while Hayley Tamagni just missed out on double-digit kills, tallying nine kills. Caitlin Fransen came off the bench to have five kills on 10 swings with no errors.
Jackie Russell had 32 assists along with three kills and Jena Chavez had 10 assists as a substitute.
Eason led the Regals defensively with 21 digs while Kennedy Peters had 19. McLogan had 13 digs and Russell had 11 to close out the defenders in double-figures. Tamagni had two solo blocks and five block assists.
No. 6 Elmhurst 3, Judson 0
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Elmhurst hit .318 (44-16-88) for the match in a three-set win against the Eagles. Sam Szarmach led a balanced attack, finishing with a team-leading 10 kills and six digs while hitting .318.
Marci Novak chipped in with six kills and seven digs while Megan Reynolds and Jess Suarez totaled five kills apiece. Reynolds hit a whopping .833 with five kills in six attempts. She added a team-leading three blocks in the win.
Katie Rueffer finished with 13 assists while Lauren Lorenz totaled 10 assists and, four kills and four aces. Hannah Lessen tallied a match-high 12 digs for the Bluejays.
Taylor Lesner led Judson in the loss with five kills and four blocks.
No. 6 Elmhurst 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Bluejays won their fourth consecutive match in a three-set win against Wisconsin Lutheran. Novak powered the Bluejays' offense with 12 kills, seven blocks and five digs.
Reynolds added six kills and a match-high eight blocks while Kaitlyn Wilks chipped in with five kills and three blocks. Lauren Lorenz led the team in assists with 23 while Katie Reuffer added nine assists. Lessen finished with a team-leading seven digs.
Erin Greenfield led Wisconsin Lutheran with 11 kills in the loss.
No. 7 Mount Union 3, Washington & Lee 2
MARIETTA, Ohio -- Mount Union, ranked No. 7 in the nation, defeated Washington and Lee 3-2 Friday night at Fenton Court in Marietta.
The Purple Raiders improve to 14-0 as Washington and Lee falls to 9-3 on the season.
Mount Union took the first set 25-19 before falling in a close second match, 25-27. The Raiders bounced back and took the third set 25-17, and dropped the fourth set 22-25. The Raiders opened the fifth set 4-0 before the Generals called a timeout as Mount Union led, 6-2. Mount Union went on a 9-5 run to take the fifth set 15-7.
The Raiders were led by senior Taylor Webb who tallied 16 kills. Mount Union sophomore's Mary Tout and Kara Berger each notched 11 kills as freshman Allison Twining chipped in with 10.