Women’s Volleyball extends win streak to six games

Steve Watts, Managing Editor

Following wins against Concordia-Wisconsin, Greenville, Rose-Hulman, Carroll and Aurora, IWU’s women’s volleyball team added another win to their streak against the Carthage College Firebirds on Wednesday, September 21. 

Illinois Wesleyan took a 3-1 set win in Kenosha Wednesday night in their sixth and final game of the Illinois Wesleyan Classic I, capping off an undefeated run in the invitational.

After losing the first set 25-18, the Titans bounced back and won the next three sets by two, three, and four points.

The Titans outscored the Firebirds 93-91 in their narrow victory. They beat Carthage in kills by eight, and had nine more assists than their opponents. 

First-year outside hitter Taylor French boasted a commanding performance with 20.5 points, 18 of which came from kills. French also led the team in total attacks with 47. 

Senior Dana Kiszkowski also had a great game with nine kills coming from 25 total attacks.

The Titans combined for nine service aces with contributions from French, sophomore Abby Erdmanas and Juniors Jordan Pierce, Lily Summers and Faith Washko.

Wesleyan hopes to keep their win streak alive Friday, September 23 against the number six ranked Washington University in St. Louis Bears to kick off the Illinois Wesleyan Classic II.

That showdown will be followed by a double-header on Saturday, September 24 against Heidelberg University and number 15 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.