Mon, Oct. 15, 2012 - [Volleyball]
The Loras College volleyball team went 2-2 at the UW LaCrosse Invitational over the weekend, winning twice on Friday before losing two matches on Saturday.
The Duhawks opened the event with a four-set win over host UW LaCrosse on Friday afternoon. Kenzie Goedken paced the offense with 10 kills and Christa Winders and Regan Riley combined to log 40 digs in Loras' 10th win of 2012. Shawn Rielly provided 28 assists to help the offense – which hit an impressive .252. Riley added a career high seven aces to help the Duhawks into the win column.
The night cap in LaCrosse saw the Duhawks take down UW-Superior in another four-set victory.
This time Riley and Cassie Crabill led the offense with 12 and 11 kills respectively. Crabill hit .348 in the match and chipped in on four separate blocks by the Duhawks, who posted 8.5 total. Rielly once again added 28 assists.
Saturday wasn't as successful, as the Duhawks ran into #7 St. Thomas first. The Duhawks wouldn't go down without a fight, posting 23 points in each of the first two sets before the Tommies won set #3, 25-15 to complete the sweep. The Tommies boast a record that includes just one loss in 2012. Regan Riley led the offense with six kills. She also led the team with 16 digs.
The finale of the weekend against Hamline was a four-set loss. After winning the first set 25-18, the Duhawks fell in the next three. Hamline had three players with double digit kills while Riley again offered the Duhawks help both on offense and defense, posting a team high 12 kills and adding 19 digs. Christa Winders led the team with 29 digs and Rielly put up 32 assists.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Regan Riley was named to the All-Tournament team.
Loras will be in the AWC on Tuesday night to take on IIAC foe Buena Vista. The teams will participate in Loras' annual ‘Think Pink' game for breast cancer awareness in October. The event will include raffles and a chance to purchase an Honor Ribbon. All proceeds for the night will go directly to The Maria House and Visiting Nurse's Association – both of Dubuque.