Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball beats Simpson, splits at UW-Whitewater tournament

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The No. 15 ranked Wartburg volleyball team went up against Simpson Wednesday and swept the IIAC opponent 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-21).

“One of the big things we wanted to do was come out stronger than we have in the past,” head coach Jennifer Walker said.

Bailey Wilson and Britlyn Sieck led the team with 10 kills each with Wilson having a .714 hitting percentage.

“Bailey did an excellent job, especially in that last set, of really connecting with Ramey [Sieck] with really quick and explosive hits,” Walker said.

Maddie Forsyth and Kelly Niemann also pitched in with 9 kills of their own.

Wartburg limited Simpson’s offense, allowing only a .029 and .061 hitting percentage in the first two sets.

Both teams were almost even in the team block category with Wartburg having seven and Simpson six.

The Knights improved to 3-0 in the Iowa Conference while Simpson fell to 1-2.

The Volleyball team also competed in the UW-Whitewater tournament this weekend.

The Knights beat Cornell 3-2 (26-24, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-12) in their first match.

Wartburg then had their school-record 15-match winning streak snapped in the next game against No. 11 Elmhurst when they lost 3-2 (25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 26-24, 15-11).

Wartburg faced No. 12 UW-Whitewater in their first match Saturday, winning 3-2 (25-18, 25-16, 20-25, 16-25, 15-6).

Britlyn Sieck led the Knights in kills for that game with 15 and also contributed 10 digs. Ramey Sieck had 11 kills, 36 assists and 14 digs, another triple double. Bailey Wilson also came away with 14 kills.

The Knights had great hitting percentage in their  sets that they won .241, .33, and .375. However in the two sets they lost they, only hit an average of .089.

The Knights finished the tournament losing to UW-Oshkosh 3-2 (17-25, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17, 15-5).

Wartburg returns to conference play Tuesday when they travel to Storm Lake to take on Buena Vista.


Wartburg (3-0, 16-3)

Coe (3-0, 13-6)

Dubuque (2-1, 9-11)

Loras (2-1, 7-11)

Luther (1-2, 8-8)

Simpson (1-2, 5-12)

Buena Vista (0-3, 4-14)

Central (0-3, 3-11)

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