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Volleyball Shuts Out Wartburg In NCAA Regional First Round

Having last season’s experience at the NCAA Championships provided a higher comfort level for the Gustavus volleyball team Thursday as it cruised to a three-set victory over Wartburg College in the opening round of the regional tournament. The Gusties won by scores of 25-23, 25-15, 25-16 to claim their first win at the NCAA tournament since 1986.

Volleyball Erases Two-Set Deficit, Tops St. Thomas To Advance To MIAC Championship

Trailing 2-0 after two sets Thursday, the Gustavus volleyball team was on the verge of ending its season and dropping the first match at home in two years. Instead, the Gusties got gritty and battled tooth and nail to steal a five-set victory over St. Thomas to advance to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Championship. The Gusties dropped the first two sets 25-16, 29-27, but went on to claim victories of 25-22, 25-22, and 15-10. Gustavus now hosts Bethel at 7 p.m. Saturday in a rematch of last year’s MIAC Playoff Championship.

Holtan Headlines MIAC Volleyball Awards, Four Gusties Named All-Conference

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2016 Volleyball Awards on Wednesday and Gustavus took home four All-Conference awards, as well as the top honor of Player-of-the-Year. In just her sophomore campaign, Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) earns MIAC Player-of-the-Year after a stellar season. Lauren Hanson (So., Redwood Falls, Minn.), Brittany Luethmers (So., Prior Lake, Minn.), and Taylor Trautman (Sr., Hutchinson, Minn.) join Holtan on the 2016 All-Conference Team, marking the third time in program history that four Gusties were selected.

Volleyball Falls In Close Five-Set Match At Saint Mary’s

The Gustavus volleyball team ended the regular season Saturday with a five-set loss at Saint Mary’s. The Gusties lost by set scores of 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 12-15, dropping to 21-7 overall and 9-2 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Gustavus now prepares for the MIAC Playoffs as the No. 2 seed and will host the winner of No. 3 St. Thomas and No. 6 Concordia on Thursday.

Brittany Luethmers Named MIAC Volleyball Libero Of The Week

Gustavus sophomore defensive specialist Brittany Luethmers (Prior Lake, Minn.) has been a constant on the back line for the Gusties all season long, and that trend continued last week. The sophomore libero averaged 4.86 digs per set (68 total digs) in three matches, while reaching the 1,000-dig mark in her young career with 27 digs in a five-set, come-from-behind victory over Concordia (3-2). She also had 25 digs and 11 assists in a 3-2 win over Buena Vista and 16 digs in a 3-1 MIAC win over Saint Benedict. Luethmers is just the eighth Gustie to record 1,000 digs, and isn't even to the halfway point of her college career.

Volleyball Tops Saint Ben’s In Four Sets

The Gustavus volleyball team won its fifth straight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match Saturday afternoon, defeating Saint Benedict in four sets 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-15, improving to 20-6 overall and 8-1 in the league.

Volleyball’s Impressive Fifth Set Results In 3-2 Victory Over Concordia

After dropping the first two sets Friday night, the Gustavus volleyball team dug deep and rallied for an impressive five-set victory over Concordia College. The Gusties posted a convincing 15-3 win in the fifth set, marking the program's largest margin of victory in the fifth game since rally point scoring debuted in 2001. The win propels the Gusties to 19-6 overall and 7-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Cobbers fall to 8-15 overall and 4-4 in the league.

Volleyball Holds On For Five-Set Win Over Buena Vista

The Gustavus volleyball team escaped with a five-set victory over Buena Vista University on Tuesday night, improving to 18-6 overall. The Gusties won the non-conference match by scores of 25-16, 25-13, 21-25, 25-27, 15-9.

Volleyball Splits Pair Of Three-Set Matches At UW-Eau Claire Tourney

The Gustavus volleyball team concluded play at the Sandy Schumacher Tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday, splitting a pair of matches to finish the weekend 2-2. The Gusties shut out the University of Minnesota-Morris 31-29, 25-19, 25-23 before falling to No. 24-ranked Northwestern-St. Paul 25-20, 27-25, 25-22, moving to 17-6 overall.

Volleyball Splits Against Nationally Ranked Opponents

The Gustavus volleyball team faced a pair of nationally ranked opponents Friday to open the Sandy Schumacher Tournament hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and came away with a split to move to 16-5 overall. The Gusties lost in five sets to No. 21-ranked UW-Oshkosh and rebounded with a five-set victory over No. 22-ranked UW-Eau Claire.