EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The University of Chicago volleyball team got back into the win column with a 3-0 sweep of Concordia College – Moorhead on Friday evening at the Nike/Eastbay Fall Classic.
The Maroons improved to 6-2 on the season while the Cobbers dropped to 1-6.
UChicago 3, Concordia-Moorhead 0 (25-16, 25-15, 28-26)
UChicago's offense was humming along in the opening two sets, as the Maroons posted hitting percentages of .361 and .462, respectively. Meanwhile, Concordia-Moorhead struggled on its side of the court, which included a -.037 hit percentage in the second set.
Junior rightside hitter Sarah Muisenga's three-straight kills in the first set put her team up 11-7 in the opener. At 13-11, UChicago then rattled off five points consecutively and closed out the set from there, 25-16.
In the second set, the Maroons bounded away to a 9-3 start. An 8-1 run near the end of the game secured a quick 2-0 lead.
The third set played much more evenly. After going past 25 points in the see-saw battle, sophomore outside hitter Anabella Pinton finished off the night with a kill to win it, 28-26.
Pinton was highly efficient throughout as she made no attacking errors. The sophomore put up a team-high 13 kills for a .565 hitting percentage. Muisenga was not far behind with 12 kills, nine digs and a .435 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter Audrey Scrafford added 11 kills.
- Saturday, Sept. 16 – UChicago vs. Gustavus Adolphus College (at Eau Claire, Wis.), Noon
- Saturday, Sept. 16 – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2 PM