Falcons Scratch Out Victory Over Titans

Larissa Krumplitsch paced the Titans with 15 kills, six digs and five service aces

Mackenzie Suda tallied 45 assists, 10 digs and six kills to help UW-River Falls post a 3-1 victory over the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team on Saturday (Oct. 27) in Kolf Sports Center.

The Falcons (22-11, 5-3 WIAC) won the match in set scores of 25-21, 26-24, 20-25 and 25-21.

Despite the loss, UW-Oshkosh (19-17, 3-5 WIAC) earned the fifth seed for next week's WIAC Tournament. The Titans will visit fourth-seeded UW-River Falls on Tuesday (Oct. 30) for a first-round contest.

Larissa Krumplitsch (Sr. • Appleton) led UW-Oshkosh by hitting .379 with 15 kills, six digs and five service aces. The Titans also received 10 kills from Katelyn Malcheski (Fr. • Little Suamico), 35 assists, 13 digs and four kills from Morgan Liebetrau (Sr. • West Bend) and 21 digs from Robyn Eggert (Jr. • Woodridge, Ill.).

Brianna Muetzel paced the Falcons with 14 kills, while Erin Green added 13 and Kaylee Jacobs 10. UW-River Falls also acquired 13 digs and four kills from Danielle Gibbemeyer and 30 digs from Courtney Preiner.

The opening set was very close with neither team taking a lead greater than five points. UW-River Falls took the advantage at 14-13 and never trailed the rest of the way.

During the second set, UW-Oshkosh went on a 12-1 scoring run to take a 14-9 lead. The Falcons tied the score at 17 and finished the set with four of the last six points.

UW-Oshkosh built leads of 13-10 and 19-14 in the third set. The Titans sealed the win by scoring five of the last six points.

UW-Oshkosh carried that momentum into the fourth set as it bolted to a 6-1 lead. UW-River Falls won a couple of long rallies and then staged a 7-1 scoring run to go on top, 14-10. The Titans managed to tie the score at 17, but the Falcons marked seven of the next nine points to take a 24-19 lead.