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Volleyball ends season in semifinal loss


BY JACKSON GERBER, STAFF WRITER


The Auggie women’s volleyball season came to close last Thursday night when they were defeated by St. Bens in a five set thriller. St. Bens took the first set handily, but the Auggie’s fought back to take the second. The third set went to the Bennies, but once again, the Auggie’s had an answer, winning the fourth set to force the MIAC tournament semifinal into a deciding fifth set.

The Bennies came out hot in that fifth set racing out to 6-2 lead, one that the Auggie’s just couldn’t recover from. Morgan Malley led Augsburg throughout the match. She recorded 41 assists, 23 digs, six blocks, and six kills. Macey Terhell continued her dominance on defense, posting a teambest 26 digs. Offensively Corrina Evans led the way, posting 14 kills as well as seven blocks.

The Auggie’s finished the season with a record of 19-12, and were well represented in the All-MIAC selections. A whopping FIVE Auggie’s were recognized for All-MIAC performances. Junior Macey Terhell repeated as MIAC Defensive Player of the Year, only the fifth MIAC player ever to accomplish that feat. Macey also broke the school record for career digs in the Quarterfinal upset of Gustavus.

Senior Taylor Linn was named All-MIAC Middle Blocker for the second year in a row.

Junior Morgan Malley was named All-MIAC setter in her first season starting at that position, and First Year Corrina Evans was named AllMIAC middle blocker in her first year in an Auggie uniform. Last but not least Senior Jordan Weeding was named to the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team. Augsburg has recorded 16-plus wins in each of the last 10 seasons, and show no signs of slowing down. Look for the Auggie’s to continue their dominance for years to come.


This article first appeared in the Friday, November 10, 2017, Edition of The Echo.