Finseth leads Oles over Auggies in second round

Mike Ludwig
September 9, 2005

Danica Finseth (Sr., Chatfield, Minn.) hit .609 with 16 kills as St. Olaf moved to 5-1 overall with a 30-19, 30-28 and 30-24 win over host Augsburg in the second round of the Augsburg Invitational in Minneapolis Friday night.

The win was the 17th in a row over the Auggies (1-6) for St. Olaf, dating to the 1989 season.

Audrey Volstad (Jr., Hanley Falls, Minn.) added 46 set assists and Christine Brook (Fy, Cherry Creek, Colo./Cherry Creek) 11 kills in the win.

Dani Boner (Fy, Omaha, Neb./Mercy) had ten kills and four blocks for the Auggies. Billy Painschad (Sr., Howard Lake, Minn./HL-W) added four solo blocks in a losing effort.

St. Olaf will play UW-Stout at 11 a.m. and UW-Eau Claire at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

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St. Olaf def. Augsburg 30-19, 30-28 and 30-24 (Box)

Members of the St. Olaf volleyball team celebrate their win over Augsburg Friday night. The Oles extended their winning streak to 17 over the Auggies. The last Augsburg over St. Olaf came on Sept. 25, 1989.