MEQUON, Wis. – The winningest class in Women's Volleyball history did what they have done often – win – and on Saturday afternoon Concordia Wisconsin defeated Benedictine 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-16) to clinch a share of the NACC regular season title. Prior to the match Lindsey Casper, Lauren Nevinski and Kaily (Moegenburg) Erdman were honored for their hard work and dedication over the past nearly four years.
Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 3, Benedictine 0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-16)
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 24-2, 10-0 NACC; Benedictine 4-20, 3-7 NACC
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Concordia Wisconsin's offense ranks as the best in the NACC during league play and it was no different against Benedictine, with a .238 attack percentage and in the first and third sets they had a .300-plus attack percentage in the first and third sets.
- The Eagles ended with a -.084 attack percentage (13K-22E-107A) to become the third opponent this season to have more errors than kills. The Falcons defense also compiled 8.0 total team blocks, as Nevinski (New Berlin, Wis.) tallied five block assists and four of her teammates had two block assists.
- Benedictine only had one brief threat, leading 8-6 in the early stages of the third set, but Concordia Wisconsin flexed its muscle by responding with an 11-1 scoring run to lead 19-9 minutes later.
- Nevinski posted a match-high 11 kills and a .409 attack percentage, while Erdman (Plymouth, Wis.) recorded 10 kills and 16 digs, to go along with three service aces.
- Casper (Hubertus, Wis.) had 15 digs and junior Haley Sedo (Neenah, Wis.) assisted on 15 kills and dug 10 attack attempts.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Casper, Nevinski and Erdman have won 89 matches during their careers and three times have helped lead the Falcons to 20-plus victories.
- The Falcons won their 24th match of the season, which ties the program's single-season record.
- Erdman elevated her career service ace total to 99, which is tied for the fourth most all-time in program history. She will become the fourth player in program history to have at least 100 service aces in a career with one more.
- Lauren Wieber led the Eagles with six kills, while Kristina Billie and Taylor Dunwell had 15 and 13 digs, respectively.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- Concordia Wisconsin travels to MSOE for a Tuesday match at 7 pm, with the chance to win the NACC regular season title outright.