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Holtan Sisters Earn MIAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week Honors

Gustavus volleyball student-athletes Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) and Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) played exceptionally well in a pair of conference victories and for their efforts Kate has been named MIAC Hitter of the Week and Nora has earned MIAC Setter of the Week. 

Volleyball Hands Saint Ben’s First MIAC Loss

In a battle of undefeated teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team bounced back after a first set loss to beat Saint Benedict in four, 20-25, 25-7, 25-17, 25-23, extending its winning streak to 15 while improving to 23-2 overall and 9-0 in the league.

No. 10 Volleyball Tops Concordia, Holtan Breaks Career Assists Record

History was made Friday night at Gus Young Court. With her third assist of the match, Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) broke a 22-year old record for most career assists in Gustavus volleyball history, surpassing Jess Lobben’s (1993-96) mark of 4,201. The No. 10-ranked Gusties went on to defeat Concordia in four sets 27-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-14 for their 14th consecutive win, improving to 22-2 overall and 8-0 in the MIAC.

Volleyball Hosts Two Conference Contests this Weekend

The No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team is set to host its final two regular season home contests this weekend. The Gusties enter the matches with a 21-2 record overall and a 7-0 mark in the MIAC. They take on Concordia (8-14, 4-3 MIAC) on Friday at 7 p.m. and St. Benedict (20-5, 7-0 MIAC) on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Volleyball Wins Pair of 3-0 Matches at St. Kate’s Tourney

The No. 11 Gustavus volleyball team looked every part of its national ranking Saturday, claiming two convincing straight-set victories at the St. Kate’s tournament. The Gusties defeated UC-Santa Cruz 25-9, 25-13, 25-16 and followed by beating Luther 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 to extend their winning streak to 13 matches. The Gusties are now 21-2 overall.

Volleyball Set for Two Matches at St. Kate’s Tournament Saturday

The No. 11 Gustavus volleyball team is set to compete in its final regular season tournament of the season Saturday as it takes part in the St. Kate’s Tournament. The Gusties enter the tournament 19-2 overall and will take on UC-Santa Cruz (6-15) at 1 p.m. followed by Luther (10-13) at 3 p.m.

Volleyball Wins 11th Straight, Tops St. Thomas in Four Sets

The No. 11 Gustavus volleyball team extended its winning streak to 11 with a four-set victory at St. Thomas on Wednesday night. The Gusties won 25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22 to improve to 19-2 overall and 7-0 in the MIAC. St. Thomas falls to 16-7 overall and 5-2 in the league.

No. 11 Volleyball Visits St. Thomas Wednesday Night

The No. 11 Gustavus volleyball team pays a visit to MIAC foe St. Thomas Wednesday night. The Gusties, who are coming off a 3-0 weekend at the UW-Whitewater tournament, enter the match 18-2 overall and 6-0 in the MIAC, while the Tommies are 16-6 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Hanson Named MIAC Volleyball Hitter of the Week

Lauren Hanson (Sr., Redwood Falls, Minn.) averaged 3.24 kills per set along with a .303 hitting percentage as the No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team went 4-0 throughout the week to improve its winning streak to 10 matches. For her performance, Hanson has been named MIAC Volleyball Hitter of the Week for the second time this season. 

No. 10 Volleyball Wins Two Five-Set Matches at UW-Whitewater Tournament

The No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team won two hard-fought, five-set thrillers Saturday at the UW-Whitewater Tournament, extending its win streak to 10. The Gusties started the day by erasing a 0-2 deficit to defeat UW-La Crosse 19-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-15, 15-8. They then held off a comeback by host UW-Whitewater, ranked No. 23 in the nation, winning 25-21, 25-16, 14-25, 22-25, 15-10. The Gusties improve to 18-2 overall.