Former Titan Named To NCAA Anniversary Team
Fischer, Rosenbaum Named All-America
The UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball team had three players named to the NCAA Division III Midwest Region team.
Fischer, Rosenbaum Headline Titans' All-WIAC Selections
Four members of the UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball team were awarded 2005 post-season accolades by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Titans were co-champions of the league with UW-Whitewater sporting a 7-1 conference record, its first conference crown since the 2001 season.
Titans Ousted From NCAA Tournament
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's volleyball team will play in the championship match of the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional after defeating Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 3-1, on Friday (Nov. 11) in Oshkosh, Wis. The second-seeded Blugolds won the contest over the third-seeded Titans in game scores of 30-26, 30-21, 17-30, 30-26.
UW-Oshkosh overcame an 8-4 deficit in game one by scoring nine of the next 11 points to take a 13-10 lead. UW-Eau Claire rallied back to take a 16-15 lead and held the advantage the rest of the game. The Titans pulled to within 26-24, but the Blugolds captured the victory by scoring four of the game's final six points. UW-Oshkosh hit .270 in the game with 15 kills, while UW-Eau Claire hit .240 with 20 kills.
UW-Eau Claire jumped to a 9-3 lead in game two, but UW-Oshkosh stormed back with a 9-3 scoring run of its own to even the count at 12-12. The Blugolds pulled away from a 20-19 lead by scoring 10 of the game's final 12 points. UW-Eau Claire hit .308 in the game with 16 kills, while UW-Oshkosh hit a match-low .132 with just 10 kills.
UW-Oshkosh never trailed in game three as it increased a 6-5 lead into a 17-8 advantage. The Titans led 25-17 before rattling off five unanswered points to win the game. UW-Oshkosh hit a match-high .424 in the game with 17 kills. UW-Eau Claire hit just .154 with 14 kills.
Game four was tied 14 times, with the last being 23-23. UW-Eau Claire ended the game and the match by scoring seven of the last 10 points. The Blugolds hit .395 in the game with 14 kills, while the Titans hit .200 with 15 kills.
UW-Eau Claire hit .275 for the match. The Blugolds also totaled 71 kills, 66 assists, 60 digs and 10 blocks. UW-Oshkosh hit .250 for the match with 57 kills, 63 digs, 55 assists and 15 blocks.
Jenny Wolter totaled 21 kills to lead the Blugolds, while Jodi Dunbar and Molly Menard added 14 each and Jessica Groh 11. The Blugolds also benefited from the 52 assists, 12 digs and seven kills of Carly Freiborg and the 27 digs of Shanna Berger.
Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield) had 19 kills and eight digs for the Titans, while Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) contributed 12 kills and three solo blocks. UW-Oshkosh also received 48 assists, 14 digs and two service aces from Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac), 17 digs from Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) and 10 kills from Kim Vail (So. • Madison). Schmidt concluded the year with 804 digs, a new WIAC single-season record.
The loss to UW-Eau Claire ended UW-Oshkosh's 10th NCAA Division III postseason appearance. The Titans, who were picked to finish seventh in the WIAC standings at the beginning of the year, finished the 2005 season with a 36-5 record. The won-lost mark was UW-Oshkosh's best since a 40-5 record in 1996.
Titans Rally To Edge Lady Reds In NCAA Tournament Opener
The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team overcame a 9-7 deficit in the fifth and deciding game to edge Carthage College, 3-2, in an opening round contest of the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional held Thursday (Nov. 10) in Kolf Sports Center.
UW-Oshkosh improved its record to 36-4 on the season by ousting Carthage College in game scores of 27-30, 30-19, 30-22, 25-30, 15-13. The victory advances the third-seeded Titans to the regional semifinal, where they'll meet second-seed UW-Eau Claire (29-4) at 7 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 11) in Kolf Sports Center.
Game three started out tight, with neither team leading by more than two points until UW-Oshkosh took a five-point lead, 18-13. The Titans extended their margin to seven, 24-17, and Carthage College got no closer than five, 25-20, as the Titans went on to win by eight points, 30-22. UW-Oshkosh had a 18-12 advantage in kills in the game.
In game four, the Lady Reds jumped out to a 13-6 lead. UW-Oshkosh closed to within four, 14-10, before Carthage College went back up by seven, 19-12. The Titans went on a 6-2 run to make it a three-point contest, 21-18. Carthage College had another three-point lead, 22-19, before using a 6-3 run to go back up by seven, 28-21, en route to a 30-25 decision. UW-Oshkosh held a 16-14 advantage in kills in the game, but was outhit .458 to .222.
In game five, Carthage College led most of the way, albeit by a narrow margin. The Titans tied the game, 9-9, took their first lead, 10-9, and then went on a late spurt to take a three-point lead, 13-10. The Lady Reds cut the lead to two, 13-11. UW-Oshkosh went back up by three, 14-11. Carthage College made it a one-point game, 14-13, before the Titans won it, 15-13. UW-Oshkosh outhit Carthage College by a .471 to .250 count in the game.
UW-Oshkosh was led by Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield), Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) and Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown). Beining totaled 18 kills, 11 digs and three service aces, while Fischer compiled 56 assists, 15 digs and six blocks. Rosenbaum tabulated 20 kills and six blocks. The Titans also received 12 kills and three blocks from Kim Vail (So. • Madison) and 12 digs and 11 kills from Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners).
The Lady Reds were led by Emily Cahoon who had 43 assists and 15 digs. Kelly Bauer had 19 kills and four service aces, Becky Handley 26 digs and Lauren Eggert 12 kills and 25 digs. Tiffany Thorsell and Jenny Lachman each had five blocks.
Both teams totaled 70 kills and 66 assists in the evenly played match. UW-Oshkosh pulled out the win by hitting .283, compared to .237 for Carthage College. The Lady Reds held advantages of 86-73 in digs and 12-10 in service aces.
Titans To Host NCAA Volleyball Regional
Host UW-Oshkosh and three of its Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) rivals will be among eight teams competing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women's Volleyball Midwest Regional this weekend in Kolf Sports Center.
The single-elimination Midwest Regional features seven matches, with four scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 10), two for Friday (Nov. 11) and one for Saturday (Nov. 12). The winner of the Midwest Regional will join seven other regional champions in the quarterfinal round of the 60-team NCAA Division III Championship on Nov. 17 in Salem, Va.
Joining UW-Oshkosh in the Midwest Regional are the Titans' WIAC associates UW-Eau Claire, UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater. The tournament also features Carthage College and Elmhurst College (Ill.) of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), Lakeland College of the Lake Michigan Conference (LMC) and St. Norbert College of the Midwest Conference (MWC).
UW-Whitewater is making its 18th NCAA Division III regional tournament appearance (1986-89, 1992-2005), while its the 15th for Elmhurst College (1982-88, 1992, 1998, 2000-05), 10th for UW-Oshkosh (1990-91, 1993-97, 2000-01, 2005), eighth for UW-Eau Claire (1987-89, 1993-94, 1996-97, 2005), fourth for Lakeland College (2002-05), St. Norbert College (1993, 2002, 2004-05) and UW-Platteville (1983, 1992, 1997, 2005) and second for Carthage College (1990, 2005).
Competition begins Thursday at 1 p.m. as WIAC regular season co-champion UW-Whitewater (34-4) plays CCIW Tournament champion Elmhurst College (31-9). That contest will be followed by a 3:30 p.m. match between UW-Eau Claire (28-4) and LMC regular season and Tournament champion Lakeland College (23-15). Thursday's activity concludes with games at 6 p.m. between WIAC Tournament champion UW-Platteville (28-7) and MWC regular season and Tournament champion St. Norbert College (30-6) and 8:30 p.m. between WIAC regular season co-champion UW-Oshkosh (35-4) and CCIW regular season champion Carthage College (30-6).
Second round matches in the Midwest Regional will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
If Carthage College defeats UW-Oshkosh, the Lady Reds will play the winner of the contest between Lakeland College and UW-Eau Claire at 4:30 p.m. The 7 p.m. game will feature the winner between Elmhurst College and UW-Whitewater and St. Norbert College and UW-Platteville.
If UW-Oshkosh defeats Carthage College, the Titans will play the winner of the contest between Lakeland College and UW-Eau Claire at 7 p.m. The 4:30 p.m. game will feature the winner between Elmhurst College and UW-Whitewater and St. Norbert College and UW-Platteville.
The championship match of the Midwest Regional will be held Saturday at 7 p.m.
Titans Upset Warhawks In WIAC Tournament
Although outscored in almost every statistical category, The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team won the crucial points and outlasted UW-Whitewater 3-2 in the third place match of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday (Nov. 5) in Whitewater. Game scores were 30-32, 30-26, 30-28, 15-30, 15-13. With the win UW-Oshkosh improves to 35-4 and UW-Whitewater falls to 35-4.
It was UW-Oshkosh's highest win over a rank opponent since beating top-ranked UW-Whitewater in 2001. UW-Whitewater entered the match ranked fifth in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll and UW-Oshkosh eighth.
In the WIAC championship match UW-Platteville swept UW-Eau Claire 32-30, 30-25, 33-31 to capture the WIAC tournament crown and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division III championships. The Titans, Warhawks and Blugolds will learn on Monday (Nov. 7) if they received an at large bid into the tournament.
UW-Whitewater held a 28-24 lead in game one before UW-Oshkosh clawed back to within 28-27. After trading sideouts the Titans tied the score at 29-29 and 30-30 off of kills by Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners). UW-Whitewater sided out again before a UW-Oshkosh hitting error gave the Warhawks the tight first game victory.
The momentum of almost winning the first game carried the Titans into the second stanza. The Titans held leads of 23-16 and 29-23 before winning by the four-point margin. UW-Oshkosh held a 16-11 advantage in kills and held UW-Whitewater to a .071 hitting percentage.
The third game was tightly contested as the two combants fought to take a sizable lead. Tied 12 times in the game the Titans finally pulled away for a 28-25 and 29-26 lead. The Warhawks had a chance to tie the game at 29-29 but a hitting error gave the Titans a 2-1 lead in the match. Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) had seven kills and Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) had eight digs to lead the Titans to the win.
The fourth game was all UW-Whitewater as they stormed out to cushions of 6-0 and 13-2 before winning by 15 points. The Titans point total was the lowest of the season as they got outhit .486 - .000 in the game and surrendered three service aces.
Game five was a tale of two halves as the Warhawks led 5-1 and 8-4 before the side change. A block solo by Kim Vail (So. • Madison) and then Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) gave the Titans life at 9-8. Neither team held more than a one-point lead until the final score. With UW-Oshkosh serving at 14-13 the Titans received a dig from Fischer, a kill from Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield) with an assist from Vail to seal the victory.
The triumph marks the first time UW-Oshkosh has beaten UW-Whitewater since 2001 and the first time in Whitewater for more than a decade. UW-Oshkosh had now beaten 11 of 15 opponents this season that were ranked at some time in the NCAA Division III top 25.
UW-Oshkosh was led by Rosenbaum who had 20 kills in 52 attempts and only one hitting error. Fischer was one kill away from a triple-double with nine kills, 51 assists and 15 digs. Valerie Yost (Fr. • Oshkosh) had a career-high 17 kills and hit .483 with four blocks. Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) added a match high 24 digs, Beining seven kills, three service aces and 18 digs and Galonski nine kills and 12 digs.
UW-Whitewater was led by Rebekah Nelson who had 21 kills and 13 digs. Cassie Uttech had 16 kills and Abby Schultz had a team high 23 digs. Abbie Mueller had nine kills, four service aces, 64 assists and 12 digs. Kim Fruit added 22 digs and 14 kills and Allison Miller had 14 kills.
UW-Oshkosh pulled out the win despite being out hit .239 - .196. UW-Whitewater also had more kills (83-69), assists (68-52) and blocks (14.0 - 7.0). UW-Oshkosh had narrow leads in service aces (8-7) and digs (82-81).
Blugolds Sweep Titans In WIAC Tournament Semifinal
The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team could not overcome a strong hitting attack from UW-Eau Claire and lost in game scores of 30-27, 30-25, 30-27 in the semifinal match of the WIAC Tournament held on Friday (Nov. 5) in Whitewater. With the loss the Titans fell to 34-4 overall and the Blugolds improved to 28-3.
UW-Oshkosh, ranked eighth in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll held a 10-6 lead in game one before UW-Eau Claire, ranked 13th in the same poll, fought back. Tied 12-12, neither team had more than a three point lead the rest of the game. After a sideout made the score 26-26, the Blugolds finished the game on a 4-1 run. UW-Eau Claire held a 20-14 advantage in kills in the first stanza.
UW-Oshkosh stormed out to a 5-0 lead in game two on the serve of Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac). The lead did not last long as UW-Eau Claire tied the game at 8-8. Again neither team held more than a three-point advantage until the Blugolds went ahead 26-22. UW-Eau Claire outscored the Titans 4-3 to go up 2-0 in the match. UW-Oshkosh held a 14-12 cushion in kills but could not overcome four more hitting errors.
The Titans were swept for only the second time this season as the Blugolds pulled out a tight third game. Tied at 27-27 the Blugolds sided out and then relied on a UW-Oshkosh hitting error and a receiving error to end the match. UW-Oshkosh was outhit 21-14 in kills in the game and 53-42 for the match.
With the win UW-Eau Claire advances to the WIAC championship game for the first time since 1990 when it lost to UW-Oshkosh in five games. UW-Eau Claire is riding an 11-game winning streak with the Blugolds last loss coming to the Titans in five games on October 14 in Oshkosh. UW-Eau Claire held a 13.5 - 6.0 advantage in blocks and .286 - .163 in hitting percentage.
Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) led the Titans with nine kills and four blocks. Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners) had nine kills and nine digs and Fischer ended the match with six kills on 10 errorless attacks and 29 assists. Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield) had eight kills and seven digs while Lisa Beck (Jr. • Darboy) scooped up eight digs.
Jodi Dunbar led the Blugolds with 15 kills, Jenny Wolter ended with 13 and Molly Menard 11. Carly Freiborg dished out 43 assists and Shanna Berger collected 18 digs.
Titans Exterminate Yellowjackets In WIAC Tournament Opener
UW-Oshkosh swept UW-Superior for the second time this season as it defeated the Yellowjackets, 3-0, in a quarterfinal round match of the WIAC Women's Volleyball Tournament held Tuesday (Nov. 1) in Kolf Sports Center.
UW-Oshkosh (34-3), which ousted UW-Superior (21-14) in game scores of 30-21, 30-13, 30-28, advances to a semifinal round contest with UW-Eau Claire (27-3) on Friday (Nov. 4) at 5 p.m. in Whitewater. UW-Eau Claire qualified for its match with UW-Oshkosh by sweeping UW-Stout (17-18) on Tuesday in game scores of 30-28, 30-27, 30-24.
UW-Oshkosh, ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, hit .160 against UW-Superior with 46 kills, 76 digs 12 blocks and nine service aces.
Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) led UW-Oshkosh with 12 kills, while Rebecca Masephol (So. • Pittsville) added nine, Valerie Yost (Fr. • Oshkosh) eight and Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) seven. Fischer also totaled 36 assists, 17 digs and four solo blocks in the match, while Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) contributed 20 digs, Masephol 15 digs and Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners) 12 digs.
UW-Superior was led by the 14 digs and 13 kills of Amber Bergson. The Yellowjackets also received 14 digs and four kills from Molly Ray and 21 assists, nine digs and four kills from Alicia Fairchild.
Titans To Host UW-Superior In WIAC Tournament Match
UW-Oshkosh opens play in the 2005 WIAC Women’s Volleyball Tournament by hosting UW-Superior at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 1) in Kolf Sports Center.
Titans Take Second In Own Invitational
The UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball team swept through its pool before losing to UW-La Crosse in the championship match at the eight-team UW-Oshkosh Invitational held at Kolf Sports Center Friday and Saturday (Oct. 28-29).
Titans Notch North Central Invitational Title
The UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball team won its fifth tournament title of the season by going 4-0 at the North Central College Invitational held on Friday and Saturday (October 21-22). UW-Oshkosh tied with St. Norbert College by going undefeated in the tournament but the Titans were awarded the tournament title by having a better game winning percentage.
Rosenbaum was the lone member of the UW-Oshkosh squad named to the all-tournament team.
Titans Earn Share Of WIAC Title
|UW-Oshkosh earned a piece of the 2005 WIAC women's volleyball championship by defeating UW-La Crosse, 3-0, on Wednesday (Oct. 19) in La Crosse.
The Titans won games of 30-22, 30-16 and 30-26 to finish WIAC play tied for first place in the league standings with UW-Whitewater. UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater both won seven of their eight WIAC contests, with the Warhawks grabbing their portion of the league's prize by defeating UW-Platteville, 3-1, on Wednesday.
UW-Oshkosh's WIAC women's volleyball championship is the seventh in school history. The Titans, who were picked to finish seventh in this year's WIAC race, also captured league titles in 1982, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 2001.
UW-Oshkosh (26-2), ranked seventh in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, led 19-17 in game one before going on a 9-1 scoring run to lead 28-18. The second game was tied 6-6 before the Titans went on a 12-3 scoring run. UW-La Crosse (16-7/4-4 WIAC) led 17-15 in the third game before UW-Oshkosh rallied to take a 24-21 advantage. The Eagles cut their deficit to 27-26, but the Titans scored the final three points of the contest.
UW-Oshkosh, which snapped a four-match losing streak to UW-La Crosse, hit .301 for the match. The Titans hit .436 with just one error in game two and .333 with just three errors in game three. UW-Oshkosh counted 60 kills, 98 digs and six service aces in the contest.
UW-Oshkosh had three players combine for 39 kills as Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) totaled 14, Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield) 13 and Kim Vail (So. • Madison) 12. The Titans also received 15 digs from Beining, 49 assists and 15 digs from Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac), 32 digs from Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) and 13 digs and nine kills from Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners).
UW-La Crosse hit .128 for the match. The Eagles hit just .102 in game one and only .114 in game two. UW-La Crosse tallied 35 kills, 62 digs and two service aces in the contest.
Katelyn Carlson led UW-La Crosse with eight kills, while Jessica Freund and Aimee Zepnick added seven each. Tanya Foldy had 27 assists for the Eagles, while Ashley Boylan contributed 15 digs.
UW-Oshkosh has eight non-conference matches remaining on its 2005 schedule, including four in Kolf Sports Center on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. The Titans will also host UW-River Falls (12-13/2-6 WIAC), UW-Superior (13-12/2-6 WIAC) or UW-Stevens Point (12-14/1-6 WIAC) in a quarterfinal round contest of the WIAC Tournament on Nov. 1.
Titans Go For Seventh WIAC Championship
|UW-Oshkosh can claim at least a share of the 2005 WIAC women's volleyball championship when it plays at UW-La Crosse on Wednesday (Oct. 19) in the last of its eight league matches.
UW-Oshkosh enters Wednesday's contest with a 6-1 WIAC record, while UW-La Crosse is 4-3. The Titans currently share first place in the WIAC standings with defending league champion UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks conclude their WIAC schedule on Wednesday by hosting UW-Platteville (3-3).
UW-Oshkosh is attempting to capture at least a share of its seventh WIAC title. The Titans were crowned WIAC champion in 1982, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 2001.
Overall, UW-Oshkosh owns a 25-2 record. The American Volleyball Coaches Association ranks the Titans seventh in the NCAA Division III.
UW-Oshkosh has eight non-conference matches remaining on its 2005 schedule, including four games in Kolf Sports Center. The Titans will also host a quarterfinal round contest in the WIAC Tournament on Nov. 1.
Titans Swat Yellowjackets To Move Within A Victory Of WIAC Title
|The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team put itself in a position to claim at least a share of the 2005 WIAC championship by defeating UW-Superior, 3-0, on Saturday (Oct. 15) in Kolf Sports Center. The Titans took the match in game scores of 30-27, 30-18 and 31-29.
UW-Oshkosh is tied with UW-Whitewater for first place in the WIAC standings with identical 6-1 league records. The WIAC title will take shape on Wednesday (Oct. 19) when UW-Oshkosh travels to UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater hosts UW-Platteville.
In game one UW-Oshkosh fell behind 12-5 and 26-22 before Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield) scored six straight points to put the Titans ahead 28-26. After trading sideouts Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) had a crucial dig that lead to a game-clinching kill by Rebecca Masephol (So. • Pittsville). Rosenbaum had seven kills in the game as the Titans totaled 22.
Game two was all Titans as they raced out to a 24-14 lead and never looked back settling for the 12-point cushion. In game three, UW-Oshkosh was down 26-23 and 28-26 before Beining went to work again from behind the service line. After a side out by Rosenbaum to close the gap to 28-27, Beining then served two points for a 29-28 UW-Oshkosh advantage. Up 30-29, Rosenbaum again came up big with another dig and Masephol added her 11th kill giving the Titans the 3-0 sweep. It was UW-Oshkosh's 16th 3-0 win of the season.
Rosenbaum led the team with 17 kills and a .375 hitting percentage. Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) had a match-high 23 digs and Valerie Yost (Fr. • Oshkosh) added six blocks. Ashley Fischer collected 30 assists and seven service aces and Beining added 14 digs. Lisa Beck (Jr. • Darboy) contributed 12 digs and 14 assists.
UW-Superior was led by Molly Ray who had eight kills and 10 digs and Aimee Wacek totaled seven blocks.
Titans Slice Up Teams At Pizza Hut Invitational
UW-Oshkosh (22-2) beat UW-Stout for the third time in seven days, the latest in the championship match of its own invitational, to capture the Pizza Hut Classic for the third consecutive year.
Titans Have 18-Match Winning Streak End
|A contest involving two of the top women's volleyball teams in the NCAA Division III went in favor of UW-Whitewater as the seventh-ranked Warhawks defeated 10th-ranked UW-Oshkosh, 3-0, on Wednesday (Oct. 5) in Kolf Sports Center.
UW-Oshkosh was led by a quartet of hitters as Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield), Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners), Leah Rosenbaum (Sr. • Wrightstown) and Kim Vail (So. • Madison) all had eight kills. Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) had 31 assists and 14 digs. Galonski added 14 digs and Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) had 11 digs.
UW-Whitewater was led by by Rebekah Nelson who had 11 kills. Cassie Uttech added 14 digs and Allison Miller and Kim Fruit each had nine kills.
Titans Blank Blue Devils
|The UW-Oshkosh (18-1/3-0) women's volleyball team kept its current 18-match winning streak and unblemished WIAC record intact with a road win over UW-Stout 30-19, 30-16, 30-25 on Saturday (Oct. 1) in Menomonie.
In the win over UW-Stout (11-9/2-4), UW-Oshkosh, ranked 15th nationally, ran away with the first two games before pulling out a tight final stanza. The Blue Devils raced out to a 5-1 lead in game three before the Titans eventually evened the score at 18-18. Lisa Hartman (Jr. • Plymouth) added a serving spark as the visitors pulled ahead 23-18 forcing a UW-Stout timeout. The teams traded points until the end of the game giving the Titans their 18th straight victory.
For the match UW-Oshkosh soared above UW-Stout by achieving advantages of .242-.111 in hitting percentage, 44-28 in kills and 51-27 in digs.
Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) hit double-digit kills for her 18th straight contest with a match-high 10 put downs. Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) and Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun) shared high digs honors with 12 each while Kim Vail (So. • Madison) hit .412 on eight kills in 17 attempts. Fischer led the offense again with 30 assists and added three blocks. Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners) tallied three service aces and the Titans passing game allowed only two service aces.
UW-Stout was led by Jenny McDermid with six kills and three blocks and Kat Roesler had 15 assists.
Titans Clip Falcons
Nationally 15th ranked UW-Oshkosh (17-1/2-0) beat UW-River Falls for the second time this season, this time in a WIAC battle 30-28, 30-26, 30-28 at River Falls on Friday (Sept. 30).
In game two, UW-Oshkosh took an advantage of 28-23 before the Falcons scored three unanswered points to close to within two at 28-26. After a Titans sideout, the visitors recorded a service ace from Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners) to give UW-Oshkosh a 2-0 lead in the match.
UW-River Falls was led by Andrea Geehan with 14 kills and Kat Krtnick with 29 assists and 17 digs.
Titans Sweep UW-Whitewater Invitational Foes
Off to its best start since 1996 when the Titans started 27-0, UW-Oshkosh won its 16th straight match at the University of Whitewater Invitational held on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23-24) in Whitewater. UW-Oshkosh (16-1) has not lost since a season opening defeat to Elmhurst College, and captured its third straight tournament title, tying UW-Whitewater with a perfect 4-0 record.
Titans Upset 11th-Ranked Pioneers In WIAC Opener
|Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) recorded a triple-double as the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team opened its WIAC schedule with a 3-1 victory over UW-Platteville on Wednesday (Sept. 21) in Kolf Sports Center. The contest matched a pair of top 25 teams, with UW-Platteville entering the contest ranked 11th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and UW-Oshkosh 22nd.
Fischer recorded her third triple-double of the season by compiling 63 assists, 13 digs and a career-high 10 blocks. The Titans also received 21 kills and a .409 hitting percentage from Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown), 18 kills and 17 digs from Megan Galonski (Fr. • Hales Corners), 15 kills and a .364 hitting percentage from Katie Beining (Fr. • Brookfield) and 16 digs from Samantha Schmidt (Fr. • Waupun).
Titans Go Unbeaten In Kentucky
The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team won its 11th straight match after going undefeated at the Centre College Classic held Saturday (Sept. 17) and Sunday (Sept. 18) in Danville, Ky. The Titans won the tournament by defeating Muskingum College (Ohio) 30-22, 30-26, 30-22 and Centre College (Ky.) 30-18, 30-18, 30-28 on Saturday and Bridgewater State College (Mass.) 30-18, 30-16, 30-24 and Hanover College 30-25, 30-26, 30-15 (Ind.) on Sunday.
Fischer and Rosenbaum were named to the all-tournament team.
Titans Claim Sugar Loaf Classic Title
Ashley Fischer (Sr. • Fond du Lac) and Leah Rosenbaum (So. • Wrightstown) received all-tournament honors as the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team won the Sugar Loaf Classic held Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9-10) in Winona, Minn.
UW-Oshkosh (7-1) took first place after defeating Coe College (Iowa), 30-28, 30-15, 30-23, and Luther College (Iowa), 30-20, 30-18, 30-18, on Friday and the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), 28-30, 31-29, 30-20, 30-28 and Carthage College, 30-28, 30-25, 26-30, 30-25, on Saturday. The victories extended UW-Oshkosh's winning streak to seven matches.
Titans Post 3-1 Mark At Elmhurst College Invitational
The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team lost its season opener at the Elmhurst College Invitational (Sept 2-3) before rebounding with three straight wins to finish with a 3-1 record and a fourth place finish at the 12-team event.