Sydney McKinney-Williams, Staff Writer
UM-Dearborn Volleyball team prepping for their next moves against their opponents. Photo//Alana Dackiw
The UM-Dearborn volleyball team had a great run last week against their opponents, winning all three of their matches for a clean sweep.
They started their week on Wednesday, October 19th, against Concordia (MI). They swept all three sets, winning 27-25, 25-20, and 26-24.
Sophomore Sydney Eggleton continued her momentum and led the team with 16 kills on a .350 kill percentage. Junior Kielee Tondryk also put up 13 kills as she approached the 500 kill mark. Senior Regan Sliwinski put up nine kills and junior Brooke Wetherill put up seven kills. Junior Regan Rose put up a nice 37 assists with nine digs.
Concordia (MI) did not make the match easy and led in the early parts of the set, but the Wolverines were able to keep up and pull through for the win.
They stepped right back into action on Friday against Rochester University. They won this match 3-1 to continue their momentum for the week. They won the first and second sets each by a score of 25-20, and they took the fourth set 25-19 to close the match. They did lose the third set 25-19, but they were able to keep it together.
Eggleton had another outstanding game with 25 kills and 12 digs. Tondryk surpassed the impressive milestone of 500 kills during the match with 10, along with one block. Sophomore Kenzie Mertz did amazing in the libero role as she contributed 34 digs for a season-high. Rose also had a great night as she set a new career season-high with 52 assists.
Kenzie Mertz serves the ball to her opponents. Photo//Alana Dackiw
UM-Dearborn had to conquer one more team for the week as they played Madonna on Saturday. They won this match 3-1 as well. They won the first set 25-19, the third set 25-22, and the final set 25-15. They lost the second set 25-17, but they were able to pull through in the end.
Senior Amanda Wilyard had a great game with 13 digs. Eggleton also had 12 kills, while Tondryk had 14 as well. The team was able to cap off the week on a good note as they kept it together to secure that clean sweep.
The Wolverines (14-13, 10-6 WHAC) will be back in action this week on Wednesday against Aquinas (10-19, 6-9 WHAC) and Friday against Lourdes (10-15, 6-10 WHAC).