Fields Powers Women’s Volleyball’s Sweep of Alverno

Fields Powers Women’s Volleyball’s Sweep of Alverno

MILWAUKEE – Freshman Italia Fields tallied 12 kills on .526 attacking to lead the MSOE women's volleyball team to a 27-25, 25-23, 25-16 sweep of Alverno Tuesday night at Hotchkin Arena.

The Raiders (9-14, 3-7 NACC) hit .189 in taking down the Inferno (2-23, 0-10 NACC) for the 18th-straight meeting.

Fields finished with just two errors among 19 attacks on the night. Senior Hannah Pekarek added seven kills and senior Elsey Kohlmann finished with six.

Neilee Newton led Alverno with seven kills and Arianna Rehberg tallied six.

The match got off to a tight start, with a hotly-contested opening set. Save for an early 6-2 MSOE lead, the teams were within two points for the bulk of the frame. A late 3-0 Raider run put them in the driver's seat at 24-23 but the teams alternated points until the home team finally went back-to-back to claim the opener.

In the second game, the Red & White fell into an early hole at 11-7 before rattling off seven-straight points for a 14-11 advantage. The Inferno did not go away, hanging close and taking a late lead at 22-21. The score was 23-22 in favor of the visitors when MSOE scored the final three points of the set.

The Raiders utilized five-straight points in the middle of the final game to break a 12-12 tie. They played from ahead for the rest of the way, with their lead peaking nine points at 24-15 thanks to a late 5-0 run.

MSOE was hitting well over .200 over the first two sets but finished with a .094 clip in the third set. Conversely, the defense stepped up and limited the Inferno to just -.167 attacking in the final game as the visitors finished at .059 for the night.

The Raiders return to the court Friday, hosting Wisconsin Lutheran.