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Regents Fall Twice at Buc Blast Tournament

Regents Fall Twice at Buc Blast Tournament

BELOIT, Wis. - The Rockford University women's volleyball team (0-2) began its season on Friday with a pair of matches at the Buc Blast Tournament against North Central University (1-1) and Alma College (2-0). Unfortunately the Regents fell in straight sets in both matches: 25-19, 25-20 and 25-16 to North Central and 25-15, 25-12 and 25-12 to Alma. 

Alma

  • The opening set was close early on as the Regents and Scots were tied on three separate occassions. 
  • The Regents were within a single point at 11-10, before the Scots used a 7-0 run to pull out in front 18-10 en route to taking a 1-0 lead. 
  • The second set got off to a difficult start for the Regents as Rockford quickly fell behind 10-3. However the ladies stormed back with a 6-0 run, including five straight points off the serve of Amelia Rehberg (Pecatonica, Ill.) to pull within a single point at 10-9.
  • Alma responded with an 8-0 run of its own to retake control of the second set at 18-9, and then ultimately grabbing a 2-0 advantage.
  • The third and final set belonged to the Scots as they jumped out to a 9-3 lead and never looked back. The Regents were unable to get any closer than five points for the remainder of the game and fell in straight sets 3-0.

North Central

  • Play-by-play is not available for the North Central University match.


Alma

  • Della Crain (Lena, Ill.) led Rockford with 7 kills on 18 attack attempts. 
  • Jennifer Quintas (Rockford, Ill.) finished with a team-high 9 digs. 
  • Casey Sheetz (Rockford, Ill.) tallied 14 assists and 4 digs. 
  • Emily Johannes (Eau Claire, Wis.) had a solid all-around match with 8 digs and 5 kills.

North Central


The Rockford University women's volleyball team will play two more matches at the Buc Blast Tournament on Saturday, September 1. The Regents open with Olivet at 1 PM followed by Eureka at 3 PM.