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For the second time in as many days Luther defeated an Iowa Conference opponent by a score of 3-1. This afternoon the Norse defeated the Beavers of Buena Vista University in a match that had 21 ties and seven lead changes. Luther won sets one, three and four by scores of 25-22, 25-21 and 25-20. Buena Vista won set two by a final of 25-20.
Emma Veum led a trio of Norse attackers that tallied double digit kill totals. Veum was credited with 13 kills, while both Morgan Towne and Anna Larson were credited with 11.
Karissa Kime and Natalie Cote led the defensive efforts with 15 digs each. Sam Sixta, who dished out 39 assists, was next with 12 digs and Towne finished with 11. Towne also led the team with three block assists.
Buena Vista's Jade Schaap posted a match-high 18 kills on 56 attempts. Ali Grein was next with 15 kills.
The win gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 2-1, 10-6 overall. Buena Vista fell to 1-3 in league play, 10-9 overall.
Luther returns to Iowa Conference play on Wednesday night, Oct. 4, when it will host league leading Wartburg College at 7:30 p.m.
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