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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.

Preview: Volleyball Opens NCAA Tournament Thursday Against Wartburg

For the seventh time in program history and the second consecutive year, the Gustavus volleyball team is making an appearance at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. The Gusties (23-7) received the No. 3 seed in the St. Paul, Minn. regional and are set to face the No. 6 seed Wartburg College (21-5) at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ericksen Center on the campus of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

Volleyball To Face Wartburg In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Monday morning announced the 64-team field for its Division III Volleyball Championship and Gustavus (23-7) is selected to face Wartburg College (21-5) in the first round at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, hosted by the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

Volleyball Claims Second Straight MIAC Playoff Championship, Advances To NCAA Tourney

For the second straight season, the Gustavus volleyball team is bound for the national tournament after claiming the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Championship, defeating Bethel University in four sets. The Gusties won by set scores of 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, advancing to NCAA Championships for the seventh time in program history.

Volleyball Hosts Bethel Tonight In MIAC Championship Rematch

After a thrilling comeback five-set victory over St. Thomas in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Semifinals Thursday, the Gustavus volleyball team is set to host Bethel University tonight in a rematch of last season’s MIAC Championship game. The Gusties enter the match with a 22-7 overall record, while the Royals are 19-10 after upsetting top seed Augsburg in four sets.

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.

Volleyball Hosts St. Thomas In MIAC Semifinal Match Tonight

After receiving the No. 2 seed for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs with a 9-2 record in the league, the Gustavus volleyball team is set to host No. 3 St. Thomas tonight in a semifinal match. The Gusties had a bye with the No. 2 seed, while the Tommies defeated No. 6 Concordia 3-0 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals. Tonight’s match begins at 7 p.m.

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.

Holtan Earns Fourth MIAC Volleyball Setter Of The Week Award

Gustavus star setter Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) completed her spectacular regular season by winning her fourth MIAC Setter/Libero-of-the-Week award of the fall. She led her team to a 3-0 win over Hamline and a narrow 3-2 loss to Saint Mary's with 84 assists (10.50 per set), 26 digs, nine kills and three blocks. She had 30 assists, 10 digs, six kills and two blocks against the Pipers, and 54 assists, 16 digs, three kills and a block in a thriller against the Cardinals. Holtan's 9.87 assists-per-set leads the MIAC, and she's the only MIAC setter with more than 1,000 assists (1,115).

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.