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Maroon volleyball defeats Wisconsin-Platteville 3-1

Erin Risk and Anabella Pinton
Erin Risk and Anabella Pinton

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – The University of Chicago volleyball team put up its best offensive performance of the season in a 3-1 win over University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Friday at the Cornell College Classic.

The Maroons improved to 6-4 and dropped the Pioneers to 4-10.

UChicago 3, Wisconsin-Platteville 1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-14)

The Maroons put on an offensive clinic all match long, setting new season highs with 57 kills and a .310 team hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Audrey Scrafford and freshman outside hitter Anabella Pinton both posted their best kill totals of the season with 17 and 16, respectively. Pinton added 13 digs. Sophomore rightside hitter Sarah Muisenga recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 18 digs.

Throughout the match, senior setter Erin Risk was on point running the offense. Risk set a new career high of 51 assists to go with 17 digs. Senior libero Mary Claire Tuohy contributed 21 digs of her own. On the other side of the net, Wisconsin-Platteville hit only .108 as a team. Both teams totaled five aces.

Four-straight points gave UChicago a 14-10 lead in the first set, and three more in-a-row put the Maroons ahead 21-18. However, the Pioneers rallied back to steal the opening set 25-23.

In the second set, UChicago hit .357 and controlled the action. The Maroons built up leads of 4-0, 9-3 and 22-16 before evening the match, 25-19.

After a 12-12 tie in the third set, Scrafford rattled off three-straight kills and UChicago quickly gave itself a 16-12 lead. UWP briefly recaptured the advantage at 18-17. Then the Maroons received four kills from Pinton and they took eight of the final 10 points and the set, 25-20.

The fourth set was nearly flawless offensively for the Maroons, who did not make an attack error en route to a .457 hitting percentage. A 7-1 run midway through the set was followed by a 6-0 run to end the match at 25-14. Pinton provided UChicago's final four kills of the day.

UChicago Stat Leaders
Audrey Scrafford (So.) – 17 kills, 4 digs
Anabella Pinton (Fr.) – 16 kills, 13 digs
Sarah Muisenga (So.) – 15 kills, 18 digs, 2 blocks, 2 aces
Erin Risk (Sr.) – 51 assists, 17 digs
Mary Claire Tuohy (Sr.) – 21 digs, 2 aces

NEXT MATCHES:

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 – UChicago at Cornell College, 10 AM / UChicago vs. University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Mount Vernon, Iowa), 2 PM