Women's Volleyball News - 2010-11
Royer Earns All-American Honorable Mention
Dec. 6, 2010
NAIA release |
Royer wrapped up her career on a great note by earning All-American honorable
mention as the NAIA released its Volleyball All-America teams today. Royer is
the first Queen Bee to be named to an All-America team since Andrea Brooks
earned honorable mention after the 2006 season.
Earlier in the day, she was named to the American Volleyball Coaches
Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region Team.
Royer, an outside hitter from Mokena, Ill., finished the season with 607
kills, which ranked seventh overall in the NAIA. She also averaged 3.87 kills
per set, which ranked 28th in the nation.
Along with leading the team in kills, Royer was second on the squad with 469
digs and third with 59 total blocks.
Royer set St. Ambrose school records for kills in a match (32), in a season
(607) and in a career (1,967) this season.
The lone senior on the team, she helped the Queen Bees win the Midwest
Collegiate Conference Tournament and receive an automatic berth to the NAIA
Women's Volleyball National Championships. St. Ambrose finished the season 27-15
Queen Bees Finish 0-3 at NAIA National Championships
Dec. 2, 2010
Box score | Tournament
St. Ambrose battled like it did all season but came up short in falling 3-0
to #15 Doane (Neb.) in pool play at the 2010 NAIA Women's Volleyball National
Championships. Doane won 25-20, 28-26, 26-24 to end SAU's season. The Queen Bees
finish with a 27-15 overall record.
dropping the first set, St. Ambrose had a 21-15 lead in the second set before
Doane knotted the score at 21-21. The Bees had match points at 25-24 and 26-25
but could not capitalize before the Tigers closed out the set.
Doane (27-8) led 24-20 in the third set but back-to-back kills from Tori
Matzen sparked a four-point run, capped by a Catherine Wildner kill, to tie the
set at 24-24. Any comeback hopes ended there as the Tigers won two straight
points to close out the match.
Wildner led St. Ambrose with 13 kills while Amy Royer (pictured, right)
capped her terrific SAU career with 11 kills. Matzen finished with seven. Kelsy
Heiser finished with a team-high 30 assists and added 13 digs. Jackie DalCerro
led the way with 17 digs and Dolores Wildner added 12. Kelly Peck finished with
SAU Falls to 0-2 in NAIA Championship Pool Play
Dec. 1, 2010
Box score | Tournament
Amy Royer came up with 15 of SAU's 31 total kills but St. Ambrose fell to 0-2
in pool play at the 2010 NAIA National Championships following a 3-0 loss to
Concordia (Calif.). The Bees are now 27-14 overall and will complete pool play
Thursday night against Doane (Neb.) at 5:45 p.m.
SAU was able to stay close to #11 Concordia early in each set before falling
25-17, 25-12, 25-22.
The teams were tied at 10-10 in the first set following a Tori Matzen
(pictured, right) kill
before Concordia won four straight points to take control. The Bees got to
within two points before falling 25-17.
Concordia steadily pulled away in the second set, taking it 25-12.
St. Ambrose put up a fight in the third set after falling behind 20-13. Two
kills by Catherine Wildner helped SAU put together a 10-1 run to get to within
23-21. Two points later, Kelly Peck's kill had the Bees behind 24-22 before
Concordia closed out the match.
Wildner finished with eight kills to back up Royer. Matzen added five. Kelsy
Heiser led the team with 26 assists.
Bees Drop Opening Pool Play Match to #2
Nov. 30, 2010
Box score | Tournament
The St. Ambrose women’s volleyball team kicked off the 2010 NAIA National Championship pool play against Texas at Brownsville with a
3-0 loss today in Sioux City, Iowa.
St. Ambrose lost to Texas at Brownsville, the second-ranked team in the
country, but still have a chance to advance to the single elimination bracket starting Dec. 3. The top two teams from each of the six pools will advance. UTB swept SAU 25-19, 25-22, 25-22. The Queen Bees move to 0-1 in pool play.
In the first set the Bees found themselves in an early hole down 11-4. They tried to comeback from the deficit, but the closest they got was
at 23-18 before UTB took two of the final three points.
The Queen Bees looked like they were going comeback and take the second set after being down
20-16 when they went on a four-point run to tie the match 20-20, but five of the next seven points went to
SAU battled back and forth throughout the third set, tying up the match at 22-22. However, they lost the next three
points to drop the match.
Catherine Wildner led the team with 13 kills, Kelsy Heiser (pictured, right) led the team with 22
assists, and Amy Royer had a double-double with 11 kills and a team-high 12 digs.
St. Ambrose continues in Pool B with a match against Concordia (Calif.)
Wednesday at 8 p.m. and a match against Doane (Neb.) Thursday at 5:45 p.m.
Royer, Matzen Named First Team All-Conference
Nov. 22, 2010
Amy Royer and
Tori Matzen were named first team all-Midwest Collegiate Conference and
teammates Jackie DalCerro and Catherine Wildner earned all-league honorable
mention as the conference released its postseason awards today.
The four have helped St. Ambrose to its second straight NAIA National
Royer (pictured, right), an outside hitter from Mokena, Ill., is wrapping up
a record-breaking senior season for the Queen Bees. This year, she set school
records for kills in a match (32), in a season (570) and in a career (1,930).
She leads SAU with her 570 kills this season, the seventh-best mark in the
country. Her average of 3.85 kills per set is second in the conference and 27th
in all of NAIA. Royer is also 10th in the MCC with a .249 hitting percentage.
She is second on the team with 440 digs and third with 57 total blocks.
been a part of the all-conference team in each of her four years at SAU. She
received honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore before receiving first
team honors her last two years.
She was joined on the first team by sophomore middle hitter Tori Matzen, from
Matzen (pictured, left) is second to Royer with 374 kills this season for St.
Ambrose. She leads the team with 98 total blocks, a number that includes 20 solo
blocks. Matzen is also third among Queen Bees with 27 service aces.
Royer and Matzen were joined on the all-conference team by DalCerro and
Wildner, who have both now earned all-conference honorable mention in
(left), a 5-1 sophomore libero from Chicago, Ill., leads St. Ambrose with 640
digs and 41 service aces. She is currently 29th in the nation in total digs.
DalCerro is fifth in the conference in digs per set (4.32) and 10th in aces per
Wildner (right), a 5-8 sophomore from Oak Lawn, Ill., has shown her
versatility by splitting time between setter and outside hitter. She is second
on the team in assists (572) and service aces (39) and third on the squad in
kills (261) and digs (410).
The Queen Bees will begin pool play at the 2010 NAIA Women's Volleyball
National Championship Tuesday, Nov. 30.
SAU to Open Pool Play with Texas at Brownsville
Nov. 21, 2010
release | National
St. Ambrose will start NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship pool
play against Texas at Brownsville Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 5:45 p.m. in Sioux City,
The Queen Bees will also face Concordia (Calif.) on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and
Doane (Neb.) on Dec. 2 at 5:45 p.m. in other pool play matches. The top two
teams in each of the six pools will advance to a single-elimination bracket
beginning on Dec. 3.
All matches will be played at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux
The Queen Bees qualified for the NAIA National Championships after winning
the Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament. SAU then defeated #17 Dordt in a
National Championship Opening Round match.
Bees Win NAIA Championship Opening Round Match at Dordt
Nov. 20, 2010
It didn't seem possible after an 0-2 start in conference play. But after
rebounding to finish third in the Midwest Collegiate Conference, St. Ambrose won
the league's tournament to receive an automatic berth into the 2010 NAIA
National Championship, and now the magical season will continue.
SAU (27-12) posted a 3-1 win at #17 Dordt in a National Championship Opening
Round match and now the Queen Bees advance to the final site in Sioux City,
Iowa, for pool play beginning Tuesday, Nov. 30.
This will be
the second straight year SAU advances to the final site. Last year, the Bees
defeated the College of the Ozarks in an opening round match before losing all
three pool play matches.
It didn't look like St. Ambrose would have to worry about a return trip to
Sioux City this year after dropping the first set to Dordt (32-8) 25-19
Saturday. But the Bees rallied to claim the next three sets by scores of 25-13,
As she has all season, Amy Royer (pictured, right) led the team with 20 kills
against only four attack errors. Tori Matzen had 11 kills, Kelly Peck finished
with nine and Catherine Wildner had eight. Kelsy Heiser led all players with 40
St. Ambrose must wait until Sunday night to find out their three opponents in
pool play in Sioux City. The top two teams from each of the six pools will
advance to a single-elimination bracket starting Dec. 3. The championship match
will be Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.
Royer, Heiser and Matzen Earn Weekly
Nov. 15, 2010
the Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament Saturday, St. Ambrose had three
players earn the league's player of the week honors.
Amy Royer (pictured, right) was named the MCC Volleyball Player of the Week,
Kelsy Heiser earned the conference's Setter of the Week award and Tori Matzen
was tabbed as the league's Hitter of the Week.
Royer, a 5-10 outside hitter from Mokena, Ill., continued her tremendous
senior season in the team's two matches last week. She came up with 17 kills and
13 digs in a 3-1 conference tournament semifinal win at Grand View before
posting 21 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 championship victory over William Penn.
Royer, the school-record holder for kills in a match, season and career, now
has 550 kills this season.
(left), a 5-10 junior setter from McLean, Ill., had 95 total assists in the two
matches to go along with 10 kills and five blocks.
She leads the team with 892 assists this season.
Matzen (right), a 5-11 sophomore middle hitter from Orion, Ill., recorded 26
kills, including 15 in the win at second-seed Grand View, in the two conference
tournament wins last week.
She is second on the team with 363 kills this year.
The three will lead St. Ambrose into a 2010 NAIA Women's Volleyball National
Championship Opening Round match at Dordt College Saturday at 6 p.m.
SAU to Open NAIA Championships at Dordt
Nov. 14, 2010
St. Ambrose will visit
Dordt College for a 2010 NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Opening
Round match Saturday at 6 p.m.
Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, received an at-large bid to the
national tournament after finishing the season with a 32-7 record. The Defenders
are ranked #17 in the final NAIA poll of the year, released earlier today. This
will be the ninth national tournament appearance for Dordt.
St. Ambrose received an automatic bid after winning the Midwest Collegiate
Conference tournament. The Queen Bees are 26-12 overall. SAU will be making its
sixth national tournament appearance and its second straight. Last year, St.
Ambrose defeated the College of the Ozarks 3-2 in an opening-round
match before dropping all three matches in poll play action in Sioux City, Iowa.
The winner of Saturday's opening round match will advance to the 24-team NAIA
Championship Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Bees Beat William Penn for NAIA Championship Berth
Nov. 13, 2010
Box score |
William Penn came up with back-to-back road wins to open the Midwest
Collegiate Conference championship tournament. St. Ambrose made sure they didn't
get three straight.
SAU (26-12) defeated WPU (25-21) 3-1 in the championship match Saturday night
to receive the league's automatic berth to the 2010 NAIA Women's Volleyball
National Championship starting next week. It will be the Bees' second straight
national tournament appearance.
third-seeded Bees dominated the fifth-seeded Statesmen for much of the match,
winning 25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-17 in front of a energetic crowd.
"I feel like playing at home gave us a huge emotional boost," said SAU head
coach Bruce Billingsley. "We had a great audience who was very supportive. It
helps that our returners have been in this situation before. We had a good week
of practice that helped get us prepared for this match."
SAU jumped to early leads in every set. The lead was 10-3 in the first set
after a string of six straight points. Senior Amy Royer (pictured, right) picked
up eight of her 21 total kills in the first set.
The Bees led 7-3 in the second following consecutive kills from Kelly Peck.
The Statesmen were never closer than three points the rest of the set.
It appeared SAU was in line for a 3-0 sweep after claiming a 9-4 advantage in
the third set. But William Penn showed why it was able to pick up tournament
wins at fourth-seed Clarke and top-seed Viterbo. Morgan Bailey had four aces,
including three in a row, as part of a seven-point run as WPU grabbed a 17-13
lead before closing out the set 25-21.
fourth set was close early and tied as late as 8-8 before the Bees went on a 9-1
stretch, helped by two kills each from Peck and Kelsy Heiser. Royer capped her
night with her 21st kill on match point.
Peck (13 kills) and Tori Matzen (11) joined Royer with double-digit kills for
St. Ambrose. Heiser had a match-best 52 assists. Catherine Wildner led the team
with 16 digs while Royer and Dolores Wildner (pictured, right) each added 13.
Bailey led William Penn with 12 kills. Emily Stanton chipped in with nine.
Katherine Stumberg (19) and Krista Pettit (18) combined for 37 of the team's 44
Now SAU will prepare for the NAIA National Championship. Opening round
matches on campus sites will be Nov. 20. The final 24 teams will meet Nov.
30-Dec. 4 at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa. Last
year, the Queen Bees defeated the College of the Ozarks 3-2 in an opening-round
match before dropping all three matches in poll play action in Sioux City.
SAU to Host William Penn for Conference Championship
Nov. 10, 2010
The St. Ambrose volleyball team avenged an earlier loss to Grand View by
defeating the Vikings 3-1 Wednesday night in a Midwest Collegiate Conference
tournament semifinal match. The win paired with William Penn's upset victory at
Viterbo in the other semifinal allows the Queen Bees to host WPU in the
conference championship match Saturday.
third seed in the tournament, took care of business Wednesday by handling
second-seed Grand View 25-18, 25-14, 24-26, 25-22. The Vikings had defeated the
Bees 3-1 during the regular season.
Amy Royer led three Queen Bees with double-digit kills with 17 in the
semifinal win. Tori Matzen finished with 15 and Catherine Wildner added 12.
Kelsy Heiser had five kills and a team-high 43 assists. Jackie DalCerro
(pictured, right) led the team with 21 digs.
After seeing Grand View (32-9) win the third set, St. Ambrose crushed any
Viking comeback hopes early in the fourth set. The Bees won the first five
points of the final set before closing out the match 25-22.
With a win, St. Ambrose was expected to visit MCC regular-season champion
Viterbo, who defeated the Bees 3-1 just over a week ago. But William Penn
stunned the V-Hawks 3-1 in La Crosse, Wis., setting up a SAU-WPU championship
match Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Bees swept the Statesmen 29-27, 25-19, 25-21 in Oskaloosa,
Iowa, in early October.
The conference tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NAIA
Women's Volleyball National Championships.
Royer Named MCC Hitter of the Week
Nov. 8, 2010
Royer (pictured, right) was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Volleyball
Hitter of the Week on Nov. 8 after her record-setting week.
The outside hitter put down 18 kills against both Viterbo and Ashford last
week giving her the SAU single-season school record with 512 kills this season.
She broke the previous mark of 509 kills set in 2007 by Emily Russell.
Along with leading the Queen Bees in kills in both matches, Royer added 25
total digs over the two matches last week.
This season, Royer leads the team in kills and is second with 409 digs.
St. Ambrose will now prepare to visit Grand View Wednesday night in a MCC
Tournament semifinal match. The championship match will be Saturday.
Royer Sets School Record in Quarterfinal Win
Nov. 6, 2010
Box score | Photos
(pictured, right) set the school's single-season kill record in St. Ambrose's 3-1 win over
Ashford in a Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament quarterfinal Saturday
night. Set scores were 20-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23. SAU (24-12) will now face Grand View
in a semifinal match in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Royer finished with 18 kills in the match to give her 512 in her senior
season. She passed the previous record of 509 set by Emily Russell in the 2007
Despite Royer's heroics, the Bees had to overcome an early deficit. Ashford
(28-17) won eight straight points early in the first set to turn a 4-3 deficit
into an 11-4 lead. SAU got to within a point at 21-20 before falling 25-20.
St. Ambrose jumped to a quick 6-2 lead in the second set on the way to
evening the match at a set apiece after a 25-17 win.
Leading 19-18 in the third, SAU won six straight points to wrap up the set.
Royer had three kills while Kelly Peck added a kill and Tori Matzen had a
service ace during the run.
A back-and-forth fourth set saw the Saints take a late 23-22 lead. But
consecutive kills from Matzen, Kelsy Heiser and Royer sent the Bees into the
conference tournament semifinals.
There, SAU will battle a Grand View team that defeated the Bees 3-1 way back on
Sept. 22. The winner will advance to the championship match Saturday, Nov. 13.
Matzen and Catherine Wildner each finished with 12 kills against Ashford.
Heiser had a match-best 49 assists and added 12 digs. Royer led the team with 15
digs while Wildner also had 12.
SAU Opens MCC Tournament with Ashford
Nov. 2, 2010
MCC Championship bracket
For the third time this season, St. Ambrose will welcome Ashford to Lee
Lohman Arena. But this time the stakes are a little higher as the two teams will
meet Saturday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Midwest Collegiate
Conference Championship tournament.
The Queen Bees enter the tournament as the third seed with a 23-12 record
overall and a 5-3 mark in the MCC. Ashford, the sixth seed, is 28-16 overall and
4-4 in league play.
The Bees have defeated the Saints twice in competitive matches already this
season. SAU claimed a 29-27, 25-15, 20-25, 25-18 win over Ashford on Oct. 9 as
part of the Quad City Classic and later posted a 25-21, 22-25, 28-26, 25-15
conference win on Oct. 12.
The winner would face the winner of the Grand View-Iowa Wesleyan quarterfinal
in a semifinal match on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The championship match will be
played on Saturday, Nov. 13. Viterbo (37-4, 8-0 MCC) and Grand View (32-8, 7-1
MCC) are the top two seeds in the tournament.
Bees Honor Royer Prior to Regular Season Finale
Nov. 1, 2010
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Royer (pictured, right), playing in her final regular season home match, was
recognized for her accomplishments before the Queen Bees dropped a 3-1 decision
to conference-leading Viterbo Monday night at Lee Lohman Arena.
Royer holds school records for kills in a match and in a career and added to
her numbers Monday. She finished with a team-best 18 kills but it wasn't enough
as SAU fell to Viterbo 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 25-17.
Viterbo (37-4, 8-0 MCC) wrapped up the outright regular-season conference
title with the win. The teams were tied at 16-16 in the first set before the
V-Hawks won three straight points en route to claiming the set 25-20.
The Queen Bees found themselves in early 5-1 and 12-7 holes in the second set
before rallying. A Royer kill followed by a Viterbo miscue got SAU to within a
point at 17-16 but the V-Hawks won five of the next six points to pull away.
The Bees got rolling in the third set. Four kills from Royer and another from
Tori Matzen helped St. Ambrose build a 6-2 lead. SAU maintained at least a
two-point lead the rest of the way before closing out the set 25-21.
The momentum was short-lived as Viterbo raced to an 8-1 lead in the fourth
set. The Bees could never overcome the early deficit and fell 25-17.
Behind Royer's 18 kills, Catherine Wildner (pictured, right) finished with 12
and Tori Matzen added 11. Kelly Peck narrowly missed double digits, finishing
with nine kills.
Kelsy Heiser had a match-high 48 assists to go along with 11 digs. Jackie
DalCerro led the Bees with 12 digs.
SAU (23-12, 5-3 MCC) will now prepare for the Midwest Collegiate Conference
Championships. The Bees, the tournament's third seed, will host a quarterfinal
match Saturday at 7 p.m. in Lee Lohman Arena.
SAU Rolls to Fifth Straight Conference Win
Oct. 26, 2010
Amy Royer had
14 kills and Tori Matzen (pictured, right) chipped in with 10 as St. Ambrose
swept Waldorf 3-0 for its fifth straight Midwest Collegiate Conference victory.
SAU is now 23-11 overall and 5-2 in the MCC following the 25-18, 25-13, 25-21
win Tuesday night.
The Queen Bees took control from the start, winning the first three points of
the match and taking an 8-4 lead in the first set. Waldorf (8-26, 0-7 MCC)
eventually evened the set at 13-13 but following a timeout, SAU won seven of the
next eight points before closing out the set.
The second set was more of the same as the Bees raced to a 6-1 lead and never
looked back. The Warriors got to within two points at 10-8 before SAU pulled
The third set was close throughout. Waldorf led much of the way and had a
two-point lead at 17-15 late in the set. Catherine Wildner had two kills and
combined with Matzen on a block as SAU won three straight points to take the
lead. Royer later followed with back-to-back kills to end another three-point
spurt for a 23-19 advantage. Kelly Peck's kill ended the match 25-21.
Wildner was third on the team with five kills and added 10 digs. Kelsy Heiser
led all players with 29 assists. Jackie DalCerro finished with a match-best 20
The Queen Bees will close the regular season at home Monday against Viterbo
at 7 p.m. The MCC Tournament begins with quarterfinal play on Nov. 6.
Royer, Heiser Named MCC Players of the Week
for Second Time
Oct. 25, 2010
Royer was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Volleyball Player of the Week
and junior Kelsy Heiser was named the MCC Volleyball Setter of the Week today.
The pair also won the awards on Oct. 11.
Royer (pictured, right) came up with 35 kills and 39 digs in a pair of St.
Ambrose wins last week. She totaled 19 kills and 19 digs in a 3-0 win at Iowa
Wesleyan Wednesday night, SAU's fourth straight conference win.
Friday, she followed with 16 kills, against only two attack errors, and added
a team-best 20 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Saint Xavier to avenge a 3-2 loss just a
Royer leads the Queen Bees with 462 kills and is second on the team with 377
(pictured, right) had 81 total assists in the two SAU wins last week. She came
up with 40 assists in the 3-0 win at Iowa Wesleyan before picking up 41 assists
against Saint Xavier at Palos Courts in Palos Heights, Ill. She also put down
six kills against Saint Xavier.
Heiser leads the team with 671 assists this season.
The two have helped St. Ambrose claim a 22-11 overall record this season. The
Bees have also climbed the conference standings after dropping their first two
conference matches. The team is now in second place in the MCC with a 4-2 league
SAU will visit Waldorf Tuesday night before closing the regular season at
home against conference-leading Viterbo Monday night. The MCC Tournament will
start Nov. 6.
Royer Leads Bees to Win on Senior Night
Oct. 22, 2010
(pictured, right), the lone senior on the team, finished with 16 kills and only
two attack errors in helping St. Ambrose sweep Saint Xavier 3-0 on Senior Night
Saturday at Palos Courts in Palos Heights, Ill. Set scores were 25-22, 25-14,
25-23 as the Queen Bees improved to 22-11 overall.
It wasn't easy as SAU had to rally from late deficits in two of the three
sets. Trailing 21-20 in the first set, St. Ambrose caught Saint Xavier (17-10)
at 22-22. Royer finished things from there with three straight kills to close
out the set.
The second set was less dramatic. The Bees led 15-12 before winning 10 of the
final 12 points to win going away.
SAU found itself in a 22-20 hole late in the third. But a kill from Dolores
Wildner and three attack errors from Saint Xavier gave the Bees two match
points. Fittingly, Royer put down a kill on the second match point to send SAU
Behind Royer's 16 kills, Tori Matzen had 11 and Catherine Wildner added 10.
Kelsy Heiser finished with a match-high 41 assists. Royer also led the team with
20 digs while Jackie DalCerro and Catherine Wildner each finished with 16.
The Bees have just two remaining regular-season matches - Tuesday at Waldorf
at 7 p.m. and Nov. 1, at home against Viterbo at 1 p.m. The Midwest Collegiate
Conference Tournament will begin Nov. 6.
Bees Win Fourth Straight Conference Match
Oct. 20, 2010
swept Iowa Wesleyan 3-0 Wednesday night to win its fourth straight Midwest
Collegiate Conference match. The Queen Bees are 21-11 overall and 4-2 in the MCC
following the 25-22, 25-15, 29-27 win in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
SAU turned a 7-5 deficit into a 24-16 lead thanks to three kills from Amy
Royer (pictured, right) and two from Catherine Wildner in the first set. Iowa
Wesleyan (8-20, 1-5 MCC) rallied with six straight points before a service error
handed the first set to St. Ambrose.
The Bees won 14-of-19 points in the middle of the second set to take control.
Royer and Tori Matzen led the charge. The duo combined for 11 kills in the set,
including seven during the run.
The third set was close throughout. SAU had five match points before finally
closing out the match on back-to-back kills from Matzen.
Royer finished with a match-high 19 kills and Matzen added 14. Kelsy Heiser
led all players with 40 assists. Wildner (20), Royer (19) and Jackie DalCerro
(15) each reached double digits for digs.
The Queen Bees will step out of conference to play Saint Xavier Friday at 7
p.m. The match at Palos Courts in Palos Heights, Ill., will be senior night.
Matzen Named to All-Tournament Team
Oct. 16, 2010
(pictured, right) was named to the all-tournament team at the St. Francis (Ill.)
Big Guns Classic Saturday. The sophomore middle hitter finished with 52 kills
over four matches in the two-day event. St. Ambrose finished 1-3 to move to
20-11 overall this season.
Bethel 3, St. Ambrose 0 -
Tori Matzen led the Queen Bees with 14 kills but it wasn't enough as St. Ambrose
opened the tournament with a three-set loss to Bethel by scores of 25-19, 25-22,
32-30. Kelly Peck joined Matzen in double figures with 10 kills. Kelsy Heiser
led the team with 34 assists and Jackie DalCerro led the team with 11 digs.
St. Francis (Ill.) 3, St. Ambrose 1 -
After winning the first set, St. Ambrose dropped two straight close sets before
falling 3-1 to host St. Francis. Set scores were 23-25, 32-30, 25-23, 25-17.
Four Bees reached double-digit kills, led by 16 from Amy Royer. Catherine
Wildner finished with 14, Tori Matzen had 12 and Kelly Peck added 10. Kelsy
Heiser had a team-high 47 assists. Jackie DalCerro and Dolores Wildner each
finished with 11 digs.
3, Cornerstone 2 - Box score
St. Ambrose opened Saturday with a 3-2 win over Cornerstone. Set scores were
25-19, 23-25, 27-25, 26-28, 15-9. Amy Royer finished with a team-best 24 kills
and Tori Matzen finished with 15. Kelly Peck (pictured, right) and Catherine
Wildner each added seven. Kelsy Heiser led the team with 49 assists. Jackie
DalCerro (25), Catherine Wildner (21), Royer (20) and Dolores Wildner (17) all
reached double figures in digs. Royer also finished with four solo blocks and
five block assists while Peck added eight block assists as part of SAU's 18.5
total team blocks.
Saint Xavier 3, St. Ambrose 2 -
Just minutes after defeating Cornerstone in five sets, St. Ambrose turned right
around and played another five setter. This time, the Bees came up short to
Saint Xavier by scores of 16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 15-4. Amy Royer led the
team with 17 kills while Catherine Wildner added 14 and Tori Matzen finished
with 11. Kelly Peck narrowly missed double figures with her nine kills. Kelsy
Heiser had 49 assists and Jackie DalCerro had 23 digs in the loss.
The Bees return to Midwest Collegiate Conference action Wednesday night with
a 7 p.m. match at Iowa Wesleyan.
Bees Continue Climb Up Conference Standings
Oct. 12, 2010
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A two-game conference losing streak has long been forgotten as the Queen Bees
won their third straight Midwest Collegiate Conference match Tuesday by
defeating Ashford 3-1. Set scores were 25-21, 22-25, 28-26, 25-15 as SAU
improved to 19-8 overall and 3-2 in the MCC. The Bees are now tied for fourth
place in the conference, just a half-game out of third.
Playing Ashford for the second time in four days, St. Ambrose got out of the
gates quickly. The Bees took a 19-12 lead in the first set before earning the
After Ashford (22-10, 3-3 MCC) tied the match by winning the second set
25-22, SAU took immediate control of the third set. Tori Matzen had two early
kills as the Bees grabbed an 8-1 lead. The Saints battled back and eventually
tied the set at 24-24. An Amy Royer kill gave the Bees their fifth set point at
27-26 and an Ashford error gave the set to SAU.
carried that momentum into the fourth set, taking a 7-2 lead, capped by a kill
from Cassie Rio. With the set tied at 12-12, SAU reeled off 11 straight points,
highlighted by five Royer kills, to take a 23-12 lead on the way to take the set
Royer led all players with 23 kills. Catherine Wildner and Matzen each
finished with 11 while Kelly Peck added six. Kelsey Heiser had a match-high 46
assists. Jackie DalCerro led the team with 18 kills, Catherine and Dolores
Wildner (pictured, right) each had 17 and Royer added 12.
The Bees will take a break from conference play to compete in the two-day St.
Francis Big Guns Classic in Joliet, Ill., Friday and Saturday. SAU will face
Bethel, St. Francis, Cornerstone and Saint Xavier. St. Ambrose will return to
conference play on Oct. 20 by visiting Iowa Wesleyan for a 7 p.m. match.
Royer, Heiser Named MCC Players of the Week
Oct. 11, 2010
Royer and junior Kelsy Heiser were honored by the Midwest Collegiate Conference
today. Royer was named the conference Player of the Week while Heiser took home
the conference honor for Setter of the Week.
It was a record-setting week for Royer (pictured, right), from Mokena, Ill.
The 5-10 outside hitter set a modern-day school record with 32 kills in SAU's 3-2 win over William Woods Friday.
She reached double figures in kills in all five matches on the week and had
double-digit digs in four of the five matches.
Royer has recorded at least 10 kills in 17 straight matches and in 23 of the
team's 26 matches this season. She leads the team with 339 kills this year.
For her efforts, Royer was named to the all-tournament team of the Quad City
(pictured, right), from McLean, Ill., led the Queen Bees in assists in all five
matches on the week. She posted 56 assists in the team's five-set win over
William Woods Friday, which is the ninth-most in a match in modern-day school
Heiser had 46 assists in a four-set win over Ashford, 45 in a three-set win
at William Penn and 44 in a five-set win over St. Francis (Ill.) to close the
This season, Heiser is second on the team with 365 assists but leads the team
by averaging almost 7.8 assists per set.
Royer and Heiser helped the Queen Bees go 5-0 last week, which included
winning all four matches at the SAU Quad City Classic.
St. Ambrose (18-8 overall, 2-2 MCC) returns to MCC action Tuesday night when
the Queen Bees host Ashford at Lee Lohman Arena at 7 p.m.
Bees Survive Two Five-Setters to Finish 4-0 at QC
Oct. 9, 2010
Jackie DalCerro (pictured, right) and Tori Matzen were named to the
all-tournament team as St. Ambrose finished 4-0 at its own Quad City Classic
over the weekend. It wasn't easy as the Queen Bees won a pair of five-set
matches to improve to 18-8 overall.
St. Ambrose 3, William Woods 2 - Box
Amy Royer set a school record with 32 kills (story)
as St. Ambrose opened the two-day tournament with a 29-27, 20-25, 21-25, 25-14,
15-12 win over William Woods. Catherine Wildner finished with 16 kills and Tori
Matzen had 15 in the win. Kelsy Heiser posted a match-best 56 assists, the
ninth-best single-match mark in school history. Dolores Wildner and Jackie
DalCerro each finished with 19 digs while Catherine Wildner added 16.
St. Ambrose 3, St. Francis (Ill.) 0 - Box
Tori Matzen (14) and Amy Royer (10) each reached double-digit kills as St.
Ambrose picked up its quickest win of the tournament - 25-15, 25-12, 25-22 over
St. Francis. Kelsy Heiser led all players with 35 assists. Jackie DalCerro and
Catherine Wildner each had 13 digs, Dolores Wildner had 12 and Royer finished
St. Ambrose 3, Ashford 1 - Box
SAU used a
balanced attack to defeat conference foe Ashford 29-27, 25-15, 20-25, 25-18 in a
non-conference matchup. Catherine Wildner led the way with 16 kills while Kelly
Peck (14), Tori Matzen (14) and Amy Royer (10) also reached double figures.
Kelsy Heiser again led everyone with 46 assists. Royer finished with a team-best
17 digs and Jackie DalCerro chipped in with 15.
St. Ambrose 3, St. Francis (Ill.) 2 - Box
St. Ambrose won the final five points of the match for a come-from-behind 25-18,
17-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13 rematch with St. Francis. After rallying from a 2-1
deficit to force a decisive fifth set, the Bees found themselves down 13-10 late
in the match. But Amy Royer put down two of her match-high 19 kills and Kelsy
Heiser ended the match with a service ace as SAU won five straight points to
claim the win. Catherine Wildner had 14 kills and Tori Matzen (pictured, right)
added 13 in the win. Heiser finished with 44 assists.
The Bees will face Ashford for the second time in four days Tuesday night.
The Midwest Collegiate Conference match begins at 7 p.m. at Lee Lohman Arena.
Royer Sets School Record with 32 Kills in Win
Oct. 8, 2010
outside hitter Amy Royer set a modern-day St. Ambrose record by putting down 32
kills in SAU's 3-2 win over William Woods Friday.
She is the first Queen Bee to reach 30 kills since volleyball switched to
rally scoring in 2001. Royer, from Mokena, Ill., broke the previous school
record of 27 kills set by Emily Buchanan at Viterbo on Oct. 24, 2001.
In the 29-27, 20-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-12 win over William Woods, Royer
finished with her 32 kills against only five attack errors in 69 total attacks
for a .391 hitting percentage. In the process, she also set a St. Ambrose record
with her 69 total attacks.
"I knew I had quite a few kills but I didn't realize I had that many," Royer
said. "It's really exciting but I definitely didn't expect it. As a senior, it's
a great accomplishment."
With 1,670 career kills already to her credit, Royer is the school all-time
She has helped the Queen Bees to a 16-8 start this season.
St. Ambrose Gets Big Road Win at William Penn
Oct. 6, 2010
Ambrose climbed back to .500 in Midwest Collegiate Conference play following a
3-0 sweep at William Penn Wednesday night. The Queen Bees are 14-8 and 2-2 in
the MCC following the 29-27, 25-19, 25-21 win.
SAU had to battle back from an early deficit. William Penn (15-8, 3-1 MCC)
had a 16-11 first-set lead but St. Ambrose won nine of the next 11 points to
take a 20-18 lead. The Statesmen had a set point at 26-25 but Catherine Wildner
(pictured, right) put down a kill to knot the set before the Bees eventually won
Trailing 11-10 in the second set, SAU got back-to-back service aces from
Dolores Wildner and Tori Matzen had a kill as part of four straight points to
put St. Ambrose in front for good.
The third set was a similar story as WPU led early 14-9. SAU fought back and
reeled off five straight points, highlighted by a pair of Matzen kills, to take
a 22-18 lead. Catherine Wildner's match-best 19th and final kill ended the set
and match 25-21.
kills) and Amy Royer (10) joined Catherine Wildner with double-digit kills.
Kelsy Heiser (pictured, right) led all players with 45 assists.
Jackie DalCerro finished with a match-high 29 digs. Royer added 17, Heiser
had 13 and Dolores Wildner chipped in with 11. Kelly Peck was involved in four
blocks in the win.
After dropping their first two conference matches, the Bees have won two
straight to sit in the middle of the conference pack.
SAU will take a break from conference action to host the Quad City Classic
Friday and Saturday. William Woods, St. Francis (Ill.) and Ashford will join St.
Ambrose in the four-team field with matches beginning at 4 p.m. Friday in Lee
Queen Bees Drop Five-Setter at Cornell
Sept. 29, 2010
took a break from Midwest Collegiate Conference play and dropped a five-set
match at Cornell Wednesday night. Set scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 9-25,
15-11 as the Bees fell to 13-8 overall.
Amy Royer (pictured, right) led all players with 19 kills. Tori Matzen
finished with nine, Kara McCarthy added seven and Kelly Peck and Cassie Rio each
chipped in with five.
Catherine Wildner had a match-high 43 assists. Four players finished with
double figures in digs, led by 24 from McCarthy. Jackie DalCerro and Royer each
had 11 and Dolores Wildner had 10.
The Queen Bees will next visit William Penn for a 7 p.m. match on Oct. 6.
St. Ambrose Picks Up First Conference Win
Sept. 28, 2010
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its first two Midwest Collegiate Conference matches, the St. Ambrose volleyball
team swept Mount Mercy 3-0 to move to 13-7 overall and 1-2 in the MCC. Set
scores were 25-19, 25-20, 25-20.
The Queen Bees won the first three points of the match and grabbed a 6-1 lead
in the early going. Mount Mercy (8-10, 0-4 MCC) battled back to tie the set at
five different points but SAU reeled off five straight points, two coming from
kills from Rebecca Gillen (pictured, right) and Amy Royer, to retake control
before closing out the set 25-19.
The second set was close with the teams being tied as late as 18-18. But a
kill from Kelly Peck followed by one from Kara McCarthy started a run of four
straight SAU points as the Bees won the set 25-20.
St. Ambrose trailed on a handful of occasions in the third set and led only
21-20 late. Royer and Gillen had consecutive kills as the Bees won the final
four points of the set to close out the match 25-20.
Royer led a
balanced attack with 13 kills. Tori Matzen (pictured, right) and Peck each
finished with nine, McCarthy added seven and Gillen had six.
Catherine Wildner led all players with 41 assists and 12 digs. Jackie
DalCerro (11), McCarthy (10) and Royer (10) also had double-digit digs. Peck,
Gillen and Matzen each had two blocks.
St. Ambrose will visit Cornell in a non-conference match Wednesday at 7:30
p.m. The Bees return to conference play on Oct. 6 by traveling to Oskaloosa,
Iowa, to battle William Penn in a 7 p.m. match. SAU will next play at home Oct.
8-9 by hosting the Quad City Classic. William Woods, St. Francis (Ill.) and
Ashford will compete in the two-day, four-team tournament at Lee Lohman Arena.
Bees Split Four Matches at UW-Whitewater Invitational
Sept. 25, 2010
The Queen Bees moved to 12-7 overall after winning a pair of matches at the
UW-Whitewater Invitational. SAU defeated Finlandia Friday and Iowa Wesleyan
Saturday. The Bees also dropped matches to Chicago and Emory.
St. Ambrose 3, Finlandia 0 - Box score
SAU swept Finlandia 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 to open the two-day tournament.
Amy Royer led the team with 10 kills. Tori Matzen finished with nine, Catherine
Wildner had seven, Rebecca Gillen added six and Kara McCarthy (pictured, right)
had five. Kelsy Heiser (27) and Wildner (13) split 40 of the Bees' 43 assists.
Wildner also led the team with 10 digs while her sister Dolores added nine.
Chicago 3, St. Ambrose 1 - Box score
The Bees fell to Chicago by scores of 25-19, 25-27, 25-21, 25-11. Amy Royer had
13 kills and Kara McCarthy finished with 10. Catherine Wildner led the team with
28 assists. McCarthy had a team-best 18 digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1 - Box score
St. Ambrose defeated conference foe Iowa Wesleyan in a non-conference matchup
25-22, 25-12, 24-26, 25-18. Amy Royer again led the team with 17 kills. Tori
Matzen finished with 11. Kelsy Heiser had 39 assists while Jackie DalCerro
finished with 28 digs.
Emory 3, St. Ambrose 0 - Box score
The Bees fell 25-20, 25-14, 26-24 in the team's final match of the tournament.
Amy Royer was the only player to finish with double-figure kills with 11.
Catherine Wildner led the team with 27 assists and Dolores Wildner had a
team-high 16 digs.
SAU will return to Midwest Collegiate Conference action Tuesday night against
Mount Mercy. The match will start at 7 p.m.
St. Ambrose Stumbles to 0-2 in MCC Play
Sept. 22, 2010
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St. Ambrose dropped to 0-2 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference after a 3-1
loss to Grand View Wednesday night in Lee Lohman Arena. The Queen Bees are 10-5
overall after falling 16-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.
The match started well as SAU won the first three points and never trailed in
closing out the first set 25-16. Grand View (14-5, 2-0 MCC) followed suit in the
second set, claiming the first three points and leading wire-to-wire in a 25-22
The Vikings kept the momentum in the third set, winning the first four
points. The Bees got to as close as 6-4 just moments later but that would be as
close as SAU would get before falling 25-16.
Ambrose again found itself in an early hole in the fourth set. Grand View won
six straight points to break a 3-3 tie and take a 9-3 lead. Midway through the
set, SAU battled back with five straight points, helped by kills from Kara
McCarthy (pictured, right), Tori Matzen and Amy Royer, to get within a single
point at 14-13. The Bees finally knotted the set at 16-16 but the Vikings
answered by winning seven of the next nine points to grab a 23-18 lead. McCarthy
put down two more kills as SAU won three straight points to cut the deficit to
23-21 before Grand View closed out the match 25-21.
Kelly Peck led St. Ambrose with 11 kills and Royer and Matzen each finished
with 10. McCarthy added nine. Catherine Wildner led the way with 25 assists and
Kelsy Heiser came off the bench to finish with 12. McCarthy had a team-best 22
digs. Jackie DalCerro added 19.
St. Ambrose will next play four matches over two days at the UW-Whitewater
Invitational Friday and Saturday.
Bees End Tournament on High Note, Sweep Ranked Team
Sept. 18, 2010
losing its first two matches at the Holiday Inn Express/Higher Grounds Classic,
St. Ambrose bounced back in a big way by winning its final two matches,
including a 3-0 sweep of #19 Olivet Nazarene, the tournament's host school.
Sophomore Jackie DalCerro (pictured, right) was named to the all-tournament team
after helping the Queen Bees improve to 10-4 overall.
Aquinas 3, St. Ambrose 1 -
The Bees won the first set but were unable to hold the momentum in falling in
four tough sets to Aquinas by scores of 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 28-26. Amy Royer
led three Bees in double-digit kills with 13. Tori Matzen added 12 and Kelly
Peck finished with 10. Catherine Wildner led the team with 37 assists and added
13 digs. Jackie DalCerro paced the team with 18 digs and Dolores Wildner added
#15 Indiana Tech 3, St. Ambrose 0 -
Amy Royer finished with 10 kills but it wasn't enough as the Bees fell to #15
Indiana Tech by scores of 25-16, 25-23, 25-10 in SAU's final match Friday.
Catherine Wildner had 18 of the team's 22 assists and was second on the team,
along with Royer, with seven digs. Jackie DalCerro led the way with 12.
St. Ambrose 3, Savannah College of Art & Design 1 -
The Bees dropped the first set before storming back to take the match against
the Savannah College of Art & Design in four by scores of 22-25, 25-19, 25-18,
25-19. Katie Bailey led the team with 15 kills and Amy Royer finished with 12.
Catherine Wildner had 35 assists and four blocks. Jackie DalCerro (14) and Royer
(12) reached double figures in digs. Tori Matzen led SAU with five total blocks.
St. Ambrose 3, #19 Olivet Nazarene 0 -
SAU evened its tournament record at 2-2 following the 3-0 win over #19 Olivet
Nazarene. Set scores were 25-23, 25-23, 25-22. Amy Royer finished with 18 kills
against only three attack errors to lead the way. Tori Matzen finished with 12
kills, Katie Bailey had seven and Kelly Peck finished with five. Catherine
Wildner had a match-high 37 assists. Jackie DalCerro added 26 digs while
Catherine Wildner, Dolores Wildner and Royer each had 10.
St. Ambrose returns to Midwest Collegiate Conference action Wednesday by
hosting Grand View at 7 p.m.
St. Ambrose Loses Conference Opener
Sept. 14, 2010
A young St.
Ambrose team got a rude welcome to Midwest Collegiate Conference play Tuesday
night at Clarke. The Queen Bees, with a 9-1 record entering the match, dropped a
four-set match in the team's MCC opener. Clarke took the match 25-21, 19-25,
25-22, 25-17 to move to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
The Bees battled back from a 19-16 deficit in the first set to tie the set at
19-19 on kills from Amy Royer and Kelly Peck (pictured, right) and a Crusader
error. But Clarke responded by winning six of the next eight points to close out
SAU used runs of three points and four points to take control of the second
set to even the match at 1-1. The Bees appeared poised to grab a 2-1 lead after
claiming seven straight points to grab an 18-16 lead in the third set. However,
seven of the next eight points went to Clarke.
The Crusaders wasted little time in taking control of the fourth set by
racing to an 8-1 lead. SAU battled back to within a single point at 18-17 before
Clarke closed out the match with six straight points.
Royer led the Bees with 12 kills while Peck finished with eight and Tori
Matzen added six. Catherine Wildner and Cassie Rio had four each. Wildner also
finished with a team-best 29 assists. Jackie DalCerro led the way with 21 digs.
St. Ambrose will next play four matches at a tournament hosted by Olivet
Nazarene Friday and Saturday. SAU will play Aquinas (12 p.m.) and Indiana Tech
(4 p.m.) Friday before battling Savannah College of Art and Design (1 p.m.) and
host Olivet Nazarene (5 p.m.) Saturday.
St. Ambrose Dominates Cross-River Rival Augustana
Sept. 8, 2010
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St. Ambrose needed only three sets to take care of Augustana in a
non-conference match Wednesday night in Rock Island, Ill. The Bees defeated the
Vikings 25-13, 25-18, 25-20 to improve to 8-1 overall this season.
Kara McCarthy had 11 kills to lead the team. Amy Royer finished with seven
kills, Tori Matzen had five and Cassie Rio (pictured, right) added four in the
win. Catherine Wildner paced the team with 19 kills and Jackie DalCerro led the
team with 24 digs.
SAU will open Midwest Collegiate Conference play Tuesday night at Clarke. The
match is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Queen Bees Sweep Four Matches in Chicago
Sept. 4, 2010
St. Ambrose won all four of its matches at the Saint Xavier-Illinois
Institute of Technology Crossover in Chicago, Ill., over the weekend. The Queen
Bees defeated Grace and St. Catharine on Friday before beating Kansas Wesleyan
and St. Mary Saturday. With the wins, SAU improves to 7-1 this season.
St. Ambrose 3, Grace 2 -
St. Ambrose rallied from a 2-1 deficit after letting leads get away in the
second and third sets to post a 3-2 win by scores of 25-17, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21,
15-8. After evening the match at 2-2, the Bees took control of the decisive set,
racing to an 8-0 lead before closing out the match 15-8. Amy Royer led the team
with 14 kills and five blocks, and Kara McCarthy and Tori Matzen each finished
with nine kills. Catherine Wildner (pictured, right) had a team-best 35 assists. Jackie DalCerro
(17), McCarthy (12) and Dolores Wildner (10) each had double-digit digs.
St. Ambrose 3, St. Catharine 0 -
SAU wasted little time in dispatching St. Catharine in three sets 25-23,
25-18, 25-14 in the team's final match Friday. Amy Royer had a team-high seven
kills. Kara McCarthy finished with four and Rebecca Gillen and Cassie Rio each
had three. Kelsey Heiser and Catherine Wildner each had eight assists. Jackie
DalCerro led the way with 15 digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Kansas Wesleyan 1 -
St. Ambrose started Saturday with a 3-1 win over Kansas Wesleyan by a score
of 29-27, 22-25, 25-13, 25-23. Amy Royer led three Queen Bees with double figure
kills with 15. Kara McCarthy and Kelly Peck each finished with 10. Along with
leading the team with 40 assists, Catherine Wildner added eight kills. Jackie
DalCerro again paced the team with 23 digs.
St. Ambrose 3, St. Mary (Kansas) 0 -
St. Ambrose closed the weekend with a 4-0 mark after sweeping St. Mary
25-19, 25-21, 25-16. As she did all tournament, Amy Royer led the team in kills,
finishing with 11 against St. Mary. Rebecca Gillen and Kara McCarthy each
finished with eight. Kelsey Heiser had a team-best 14 assists while Jackie
DalCerro again led the team with 13 digs. Kelly Peck was involved in eight
blocks, including four solo blocks.
St. Ambrose will visit cross-river rival Augustana Wednesday at 7 p.m.
before opening Midwest Collegiate Conference play at Clarke on Sept. 14 at 7:30
Volleyball Team Wins 3-of-4 at Home Tournament
Aug. 28, 2010
by Scott Bergert
The SAU women’s volleyball team began their 36th season by
winning 3-of-4 matches this weekend as part of the St. Ambrose Early Bird
Tournament at Lee Lohman Arena. The Queen Bees defeated the Illinois Institute
of Technology and Hastings Friday before defeating Benedictine-Springfield
Saturday morning. SAU dropped its final match of the tournament to Mount Vernon
Nazarene. Senior Amy Royer (pictured, right) was named to the all-tournament team.
Saint Ambrose 3, Illinois Institute of Technology 2 -
The Queen Bees opened the season with a thrilling five-set win over the Illinois
Institute of Technology. The Queens Bees rallied from a 2-1 deficit to come back
and take the final two sets of the match. Sophomore Catherine Wildner had a
double-double with 22 assists and 19 digs, sophomore Jackie DalCerro had 23
digs, and freshman Katie Bailey led the team with 10 kills. Scores were 28-26,
22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 15-11.
Saint Ambrose 3, Hastings College 1 -
SAU continued its success on the court by beating Hastings College in
four sets. Amy Royer had a double-double leading the team with 14 kills and
15 digs, and Catherine Wildner had 29 assists. Scores were 25-20,
13-25, 25-19, 25-21.
Saint Ambrose 3, Benedictine University at Springfield 0 -
The Queen Bees picked-up where they left off Friday by thumping
Benedictine University at Springfield in three sets. Amy Royer led the team
with 11 kills, Catherine Wildner had 16 assists, and junior Kara McCarthy
and sophomore Jackie DalCerro each had 11 digs. Scores were 25-13, 25-14, 25-14.
Saint Ambrose 1, Mount Vernon Nazarene 3 -
The team lost their first match of the season against Mount Vernon Nazarene in
Amy Royer got her second double-double of the year with 14 kills and 16
digs, freshman Cassie Rio had 12 kills, and freshman Kelly Peck had nine kills
and one block. Scores were 22-25, 18-25, 25-22,16-25.
Katie Howard – Benedictine University at Springfield
Tayler Arseneau – Trinity International University
Lauren Percival – Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Jackie Albrecht – Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Kendra Zimmerman – Iowa Wesleyan College
Shayna Schacher – Hastings College
Kate Kendall – Illinois Institute of Technology
Amy Royer – St. Ambrose University
The Queen Bees will go to the Saint Xavier-IIT Crossover Tournament in Chicago, Ill.,
next weekend. Their first match begins
at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 against Grace. Later that night they will play St. Catharine
at 8 p.m. The tournament will continue on Saturday, Sept. 4 as they play Kansas
Wesleyan at 12 p.m. and then University of St. Mary (Kansas) at 2 p.m.
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