Women’s volleyball team wins twice at “Buc” Classic

Women’s volleyball team wins twice at “Buc” Classic

BELOIT, Wis. – The Olivet College volleyball team defeated the host Buccaneers in four sets and Martin Luther (Minn.) College in three sets at the Beloit (Wis.) College "Buc" Classic and at the Flood Arena in Beloit, Wisconsin. With the wins, the Comets finish their first weekend of the 2019 season with a perfect 4-0 record. Senior Madelyn Notenbaum was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and freshman Ellie Louiselle joined her on the All-Tournament Team.

Final Score: Olivet def. Beloit 25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 25-17
Location: Flood Arena; Beloit, Wis.
Records: Olivet 3-0 overall, Beloit 2-2 overall

  • Senior Morgan Champion slammed down a team-high 13 kills.
  • Louiselle and junior Laken Groll each had nine kills.
  • Notenbaum dished out 34 set assists.
  • Junior Mia Parker served a team-leading four aces, while Notenbaum and sophomore Drue Mullin had three aces apiece.
  • Senior Gabrielle Mundt tallied a match-best 24 digs.

  • Eva Laun-Smith recorded 16 kills.
  • Amanda Baran had 10 kills.
  • Paige Wimbrow registered 34 set assists.
  • Jade Mosquera collected 17 digs.

Final Score: Olivet def. Martin Luther 25-17, 28-26, 25-23
Location: Flood Arena; Beloit, Wis.
Records: Olivet 4-0 overall, Martin Luther 0-4 overall

  • Seventeen players saw action in the match.
  • Champion led the way with 10 kills, followed by Louiselle and Mullin with eight apiece.
  • Parker served four aces.
  • Notenbaum tallied 17 set assists.
  • Mundt recorded 21 digs.

  • Kelsey Birschbach and Alyssa Heckendorf each finished with eight kills.
  • Jewel St. Germaine and Camryn Biebert split time at setter, collecting 17 and 13 assists, respectively.
  • Birschback had a team-leading nine digs.

  • Olivet participates in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association-North Coast Athletic Complex Crossover Tournament next Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, at Aim High Sports in Lansing. The Comets face Oberlin (Ohio) College Friday night at 5 p.m. On Saturday, they play College of Wooster (Ohio) at 12 p.m., and Allegheny (Pa.) College at approximately 2 p.m.