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NCAA Womens Volleyball

Lewis Women’s Volleyball Splits Day Two of Walk-On’s UWF Invitational Saturday

Lewis Women’s Volleyball Splits Day Two of Walk-On’s UWF Invitational Saturday

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Lewis University women’s volleyball team swept Charleston before falling to host West Florida at the Walk On’s UWF Invitational Saturday.


No. 23 Lewis (8-3) | Charleston (WV) (7-4)


Kills: Megan Schlechte (Strasburg, Ill./Stewardson-Strasburg) (13)

Digs: Ally Hickey (Granger, Ind./Penn) (11)

Assists: Lauren Stenman (Maplewood, Minn./North St. Paul) (29)

Blocks: Bella Ray (Plainfield, Ill./Joliet Catholic) (4)

Aces: Emma O’Neill (Papillion, NE/Papillion La Vista South) (2)


Set 1: Lewis 25, UC 10

Lewis took advantage of six early attack errors by Charleston to take an 8-1 lead in the opening set and never looked back. The Flyers later used a 6-1 run to push the advantage to 16-4.

The Golden Eagles responded with a 3-0 run, but Lewis again took off from there. Back-to-back aces by O’Neill set the Flyers up to secure the set on an attack error by UC.

Set 2: Lewis 25, UC 19

After Lewis opened the set with three straight kills, the Golden Eagles swung back with an 8-1 push to take the lead. However, the Flyers took seven consecutive points to capture a 12-9 advantage.

Lewis rattled off five kills in a row, four by Schlechte, to make it 18-11. Both teams had a brief surge, and traded points late in the set after the score had reached 22-16, Flyers. Stenman had a kill to complete the set win.

Set 3: Lewis 25, UC 15

Charleston opened set 3 with a 3-1 run, but Lewis wouldn’t stay behind for long. A 4-0 run put the Flyers ahead, 6-4.

Lewis later used a 5-0 surge to make it 12-7, followed shortly after by a 7-1 outburst that pushed the lead to 20-10. A kill by Juliana Van Loo (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs) secured the match win and sweep for the Flyers.


No. 17 West Florida (6-4) | No. 23 Lewis (8-4)


Kills: Schlechte (13)

Digs: Schlechte (21)

Assists: Stenman (31)

Blocks: O’Neill (10)

Aces: Chloe Fornetti (Caledonia, Mich./East Kentwood) (2)


Set 1: Lewis 25, UWF 22

West Florida started the match strong with a 6-1 advantage early. The teams went back-and-forth for a while until the Argonauts’ lead was 13-7.

Then, Lewis got hot with a 6-1 run to trim the deficit to just one point. The Flyers took their first lead with another 6-1 push that made it 21-19.

After more back-and-forth play, Van Loo sealed the first set for Lewis with a…

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