The Briar Cliff women’s volleyball team snapped a two-game losing streak with a sweep of Mount Marty Wednesday night at the Newman Flanagan Center.
The Chargers took care of business with set scores of 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 to extend their winning streak over the Lancers to eight.
Courtney Schafer led BC in kills with 11, while Grace Hanno had a terrific night hitting at a .400 mark with eight kills to just two errors. Victoria Gonzalez tallied five kills for the Blue and Gold. Brooke Bennett was the top attacker for Mount Marty with eight kills.
Maureen Imrie and Delaney Meyer continued to split setting responsibilities, with Imrie leading the charge at 16 assists and Meyer recording 13. Alex Bargstadt was credited with all 23 of the Lancers’ assists.
Mount Marty did have the upper hand in service aces with six compared to BC’s four, but the Lancers also had 11 service errors while the Chargers had eight. Meyer was the only Cliff player with multiple aces, finishing with two. The Lancers got multiple aces from Bennett (2) and Bret Woelber (2).
The Cliff more than doubled the Lancers in digs with a 31-15 advantage. Meyer had a game-high six digs and Danielle Coronado was next on the list with four. Mount Marty’s Elizabeth Watchorn led her squad with four digs. Each team was credited with five blocks on the night. Noel Phillipshad two solo blocks for the Chargers and helped assist on another. Mikaela Ahrendt had a similar stat line for the Lancers.
“It was a good win overall,” said Trevor Schirman, head coach for the Chargers. “But we will have to be much crisper against our next opponents.”
Briar Cliff improved its record to 11-9 overall with a 5-6 GPAC record and will take on ranked opponents in the next three matches. The Chargers host #14 Hastings on Saturday and #8 Dordt on Wednesday, October 17 before hitting the road to face #12 Northwestern on Friday, October 19 in Orange City, Iowa.
Mount Marty is still looking for its first conference win, dropping to 0-11 in league play with an overall mark of 3-16.