Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball wins IIAC opener

It was a busy week for the No. 18 ranked Wartburg volleyball team as they played Central on Tuesday and then competed in the Cornell Classic in Mount Vernon over the weekend.

On Tuesday the team travelled to Pella to open conference play against Central and won their eighth straight match by a score of 3-1.

Junior Ramey Sieck led the Knights with a triple double recording 11 kills, 34 assists and 13 digs.

Ramey’s older sister, Britlyn, also put up good statistics, gaining 14 kills and 13 digs.

Wartburg lost their first game 20-25 but didn’t look back after that as they won the next three, 25-19, 26-24, 25-17 to win the first IIAC game on their schedule.

Central committed 16 service errors compared to just nine for the Knights.

On Friday the Knights travelled to Mount Vernon to play in the Cornell Classic with two opponents on the schedule for both Friday and Saturday.

They started off the tournament facing Bethel University and walked away with a 3-0 win.

Senior Britlyn Sieck led the Knights with 16 kills and Maddie Forsyth had 12 kills.

Ramey Sieck had 29 assists and 7 digs, no other Knight had double digits in assists. Wartburg beat Bethel in the team block category having five compared to their two.

Later that day, Wartburg went up against Northwestern College (Minnesota), winning the match 3-1.

Britlyn Sieck led the Knights with 25 kills while her sister had another dominating performance recording a triple double with 11 kills, 52 assists, and 17 digs.

The Knight’s first match on Saturday resulted in a 3-0 victory over St. Olaf. Maddie Forsyth led the team in kills with 13.  Britlyn Sieck had 11 kills and also recorded 6 digs

Wartburg ended the tournament with a  3-1 win over Augsburg. Ramey Sieck had yet another triple double with 12 kills, 40 assists and 18 digs.

The Knights (12-1, 1-0) have now won 12 matches in a row and will host Loras (4-6, 1-0) Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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