|Date:||September 12, 2018|
Luther opened the American Rivers Conference schedule at three-time defending conference champions Wartburg College. The Knights, who were picked to win the league again this year in the preseason coaches' poll, swept the Norse 3-0. Set scores were 25-14, 25-20, 25-19.
Wartburg posted an attack percentage of .216, while holding Luther to .054. The Knights tallied six total blocks and Luther had two.
The Knights were led by Jayme Willemssen who produced a match high 11 kills. Lizzy Blough was next with nine and Kyle Bildstein had eight. Mallary Erbes delivered 34 assists.
The loss gives Luther an overall record of 6-4. Wartburg improved to 4-4.
Luther returns to action this Friday and Saturday when it will play in the Bethel University Tournament. The Norse will face St. Scholastica at 5:00 p.m. and UW-Stout at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Saturday they will take on host Bethel University at 11:00 a.m. and St. Olaf College at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586