by DANNY MORIARTY
From The Winonan, WSU’s student newspaper
The Winona State University women’s volleyball team ended their weekend with a pair of sweeps against Minot State University on Friday, November 3, and against the University of Mary on Saturday, Nov. 4. Winona State is now riding a five-game winning streak going into the final weekend of the regular season. The team beat both Minot State and University of Mary 3-0.
Friday’s victory was a dominant performance for the Warriors against the struggling Minot State Beavers. They swept the Beavers by scores of 25-7, 25-12, 25-6.
The Warriors held the Beavers to only a .067 attacking percentage, giving up only 15 points the entire match. The Warriors also committed only four errors on the match compared the Beaver’s 18 errors.
Quick points and defense were also a highlight for the Warriors in the match. The team recorded eight aces and six blocks on the night.
Junior Maria Wrage ended the night with three blocks and seven kills and Danielle Rampart ended up with 13 kills and notched two aces.
The performance carried over into Saturday night, where Winona State would record their 14th sweep of the year. They beat the University of Mary Marauders with set scores of 25-14, 25-15, 25-16.
Defense was a big factor in this match, senior Lauren Kudronowicz recorded a season high of six blocks, and senior McKenna Larsen put in four blocks herself along with 30 assists.
Winona owned a .400 attacking percentage in the match a day after recording a season-best .595 clip.
The weekend saw Winona State improve to 19-7 (13-5 NSIC).
The Warriors conclude their regular season with a pair of road matches next weekend, beginning at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Friday, November 10, at 6 p.m.