Here are the news and notes from this October home weekend
Last Week’s Results
10/12 – beat Wright State, 3-1; 10/13 – lost to Valparaiso, 3-2
This Week Matches
10/19 – at Cleveland State; 10/20 – at Youngstown State
Player of the Week
Rachel Neuberger, junior, MB, Muskego, Wis. Neuberger put together a stellar weekend defensively, collecting an amazing 27 blocks over the two matches. She started by recording 10 in the win over Wright State Friday night before adding a collegiate-best 17 in the five-setter with Valparaiso Saturday. The 17 blocks is easily the best tally in the league this season and Neuberger’s double-figure performances this weekend are two of just six around the league this year. She became the first Panther to reach double figures in blocks in two-straight matches since Natalie Schmitting in 2007.
News and Notes
Milwaukee has now played eight 5-set matches this season, including in four of its last five contests in league play. The five-setters haven’t gone the way of the Panthers, though, as UWM is 1-7 in 5-set contests this year … that’s quite a change from recent seasons, as Milwaukee entered this year 25-12 in five-set matches under Susie Johnson. Plus, the eight 5-setters have UWM threatening the school record of 11 five-set contests, set in 1998 … Milwaukee collected a season-high 101 digs in Friday’s win over Wright State. Three players had at least 20 digs in the contest … Elizabeth Egerer set a collegiate-best with 20 digs against the Raiders … Julie Kolinske went past 20 digs in both of the matches this weekend, tallying 22 against Wright State and 24 against Valparaiso … UWM’s 19 blocks against Valparaiso marked a team season-high … freshman Maggie Dunbar started both matches over the weekend and collected 25 total kills … Anna Bartz has now surpassed 900 digs in her collegiate career.