NWU, Luther top Oles on Saturday
September 7, 2013
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - Nebraska Wesleyan University and Luther College dealt St. Olaf a pair of volleyball losses on Saturday afternoon at Bethel's Robertson Center.
Nebraska Wesleyan def. St. Olaf 3-0
NWU hit .407 on the way to a 25-11, 25-17, 25-6 sweep of St. Olaf. Katelyn Walsh hit .429 with 10 kills while Mackenzie Ashton was 7-for-13 with one error (.462) for the Prairie Wolves.
St. Olaf was led by Taylor Gorder and Molly Nelson, who had six kills each.
Luther def. St. Olaf 3-1
Kelly Heissel had 13 kills and Gorder nine, but Luther outlasted St. Olaf in four sets (25-15, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19). St. Olaf was within two late in the final set, at 16-15, but the Norse rallied with 9-4 run to close the set and match.
Natalee Johnson had 15 and Hannah Wilson 14 kills to lead Luther.
St. Olaf hit a match-best .262 in a 25-21 win in the third set.
Kersten Bork had 35 set assists for St. Olaf. Bork was named to the event's all-tournament team.