Volleyball goes 3-1 during busy week

Dakota Zanin, Sports Reporter

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The UW Oshkosh women’s volleyball team was defeated by UW-Stevens Point as the hosting Pointers won three sets to none last Wednesday.

Despite the Titans leading in both kills and digs, UWSP hit .302 and minimized their attack errors with seven to hold off UWO.

Senior Samantha Jaeke led the Titans with 11 kills and also had two blocks while senior Rachel Gardner had a team-high 13 digs.

Junior Rebecca Doughty’s efforts amounted to her eighth career double-double as she accumulated 15 assists to go with 11 digs.

The loss drops the Titans to third in the conference, with second belonging to UW-Stevens Point. UW-Whitewater leads the WIAC with an 18-3 record, including a 4-0 record in the conference.

The Titans continued play over the weekend as they hosted the Marty Petersen Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

UWO won their three contests throughout the tournament, defeating Luther College (Iowa) three sets to one on Friday before defeating both UW-Superior three sets to one and Finlandia University (Mich.) three sets to none on Saturday.

Junior Shelby Coron and freshman Kate Nottoli went on to be named to the Marty Petersen Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Against Luther College, Coron matched her season-high kill total with 10, and freshman Rachel Aasby led the Titans with 11 kills while Gardner contributed with 21 digs to keep the Titans undefeated at home.

On Saturday against UW-S, freshman Carissa Sundholm led a balanced Titan offense with 15 kills, Jaeke had 10, Nottoli and sophomore Kendall Enyart each had nine, and Coron added eight more.

The Titans also contributed 12 total service aces against UW-S, their highest total of the season. Sophomore Becky Brezen led UWO with four service aces during the contest.

A winless Finlandia University team finished the day for the Titans, a contest that allowed sophomore Ellie Wanous and freshman Claire Bresser to earn their first starts of the season.
Wanous would go on to lead the Titans with a career-high 11 kills on only 12 twelve attempts as UWO would go on to overwhelm Finlandia University 44-13 in kills and .348 to .016 in hitting percentage.

UWO (17-6) traveled to Lakeland University (11-11) on Wednesday to take on the Muskies in an out-of-conference contest.

The result of the Titans’ away contest at Lakeland University can be found online at uwoshkoshtitans.com.