Split decision for volleyball
This weekend the women’s volleyball team earned mixed results when it faced UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point on the road. First up for the Blugolds was Whitewater on Friday.
Eau Claire ended the day with better hitting percentages in two of the three games but was swept by the Warhawks, 3-0.
Stevens Point 0
In the first game, the Blugolds outhit Whitewater .212 to .193, but it wasn’t enough. Whitewater took the victory, 30-27. The second game saw the Blugolds in a close match. Again, Eau Claire outhit Whitewater .171 to .085, but in the end the Warhawks took the win 30-28, despite their 12 errors.
In the final game, it was Whitewater’s 16 kills and only three errors that gave them a .371 hitting percentage to take the match.
Sophomore Molly Menard led Eau Claire with 12 kills and only two errors for a .333 hitting percentage. Senior Brooke Wozniak-Schmidt followed, adding 11 kills.
The next day the team had better luck against Stevens Point when it won, 3-0.
Eau Claire took the first game 30-26 then swept the rest with scores of 30-27 and 30-25, respectively. The team’s record stands at 4-3 in the WIAC and 16-7 overall with the win.
Junior Becca Carstensen led in kills with 13 for a .360 hitting percentage.