Volleyball extends winning streak

Volleyball extends winning streak

Lauren Lott, Sports Reporter

Winona State Women’s Volleyball continued their streak of wins last weekend with a 3-1 win against Minot State University, and a 3-0 shutout against the University of Mary. These two wins extended their season-best winning streak to four straight matches.

In the match against Minot State Friday Night, there were many factors that assisted in the win. Six different players came together to have a match-high 17 kills in the fourth set to defeat the Beavers.

The Warriors also had a hitting percentage of .300 for only the second time this season, the first time since opening weekend. Winona also recorded double digits in blocks for their third straight match.

First-year Cori Meyers had a personal hitting percentage of 40 percent which is her career-best while only committing one attacking error. First-year Paige Christopher also had a season-high hitting percentage of 53.8 percent with eight kills.

Sophomores Megan Flom and, Bre Maloney also showed strength, with Flom  assisting the team with 11 kills and led the team with five blocks and Maloney having her ninth double-double of the year with 46 assists and 12 digs.

Riding high from their win on Friday night, the Warriors shut out the University of Mary with scores of 25-11, 25-22, and 25-19 in their three sets.

Winona hit a season-best hitting percentage of 37.4 percent along with 46 kills which marks a new season-high for a three-set match.

This is the Warriors third sweep of the year. The Warriors have won five of their last six matches.

This is also the first back-to-back occurrence of a hitting percentage over 30 percent this season.

Senior Taylor Goar recorded her fifth straight double-double with 12 digs and 13 kills. Senior Sophie Wilker had a team-high six blocks as well.

These two wins puts Winona at an 5-4 record in conference matches and 8-9 overall.

The Warriors will be back in action for homecoming weekend beginning Friday against Minnesota State University-Moorhead at 7 p.m. in McCown Gym.