Hendrix completes Opening Weekend sweep

August 31, 2019


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – One day after knocking off the no. 14 nationally-ranked Washington University-St. Louis Bears, the Warriors remained in St. Louis, for the final two games of the Bear Invite.

First up, the Warriors battled Webster before taking on Westminster (Mo.) in the first doubleheader of the season. The Warriors took an early 2-0 set lead but it took all five sets for Hendrix to defeat the Gorloks. In the final game of the day, Hendrix cruised to a 3-0 set sweep of the Blue Jays to sweep the opening weekend of the season. The Warriors currently sit at 3-0 on the young season.

Final:Hendrix 3, Webster 2  [25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 19-25, 15-9]| Hendrix 3, Westminster (Mo.) 0 | [25-20, 25-9, 25-13)
Records: Warriors 2-0, Gorloks 1-2    |    Warriors 3-0, Blue Jays 1-2
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
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– After Hendrix trailed 9-2 early in the opening set, a 7-0 run gave the Warriors its first lead of the match at 11-10. 
– Leading by a point, a 6-0 run allowed for a commanding 22-16 lead for Hendrix.
– Hendrix won the first five points of the second frame and won 12 of the first 14 points in the set. 
– Lauren Dwyer recorded four kills in the second frame, Sadie Walker tallied three, Mallory CartyKiersten Huitt and Allison Long recorded a pair of kills while MaKenzie Presley accounted for one.
– After hitting .024 in the first two sets, Webster took the next two sets to even the match at two sets apiece.
– The Warriors won the first four points of the fifth frame to force a Gorlok timeout.
– Leading 8-3, Huitt and Dwyer recorded a block assist before each player recorded a kill on the next two plays to take the commanding 11-3 edge.
– After a 5-0 Webster run, the Warriors scored four of the next five points to record another five-set victory; capped off with a block assist from Carty and Sesalie Satterwhite.
– Satterwhite notched her second double-double in as many days after accounting for 18 digs and 15 assists.
– Molly Kingston recorded a career-high 20 digs and five assists in five sets played in.
– Dwyer also accounted for a double-double after registering 17 digs and 15 kills while McGrath recorded 17 digs in the win as well.

– After being knotted up at 2-all, the Warriors never trailed in the opening set as Hendrix took the set, 25-20, and hit .400.
– In the second set, Hendrix trailed 3-1 early on, but an impressive 15-1 run by Hendrix gave the Warriors the 21-6 advantage as the Warriors hit a game-high .485 and limited the Blue Jays to an even .000 as Hendrix took the set, 25-9.
– In the third and final frame, the Warriors hit. 484 with 16 kills and only one errors as Hendrix swept Westminster (Mo.) for its third-straight win to open up the season.
– Satterwhite accounted for 21 assists and five digs in the win while Claire Smith added 20 assists, three kills and a dig while hitting .600 herself.
– Dwyer added 14 kills and six digs while hitting .500.
– McGrath recorded 15 digs while Kingston registered 14 as the Warriors continued its dominance in Missouri this weekend.

“Coach MC Rogers and I have been challenging the team to play with confidence and never give up,” coach Brittany Newberry said. “They did that this weekend. In addition, we are a more experienced team this year and that helped us achieve a three-game sweep for our first tournament. We grew a lot this weekend and I couldn’t ask for a better start to the season.”

The Warriors will remain on the road with a pivotal road trip to Illinois next weekend in another tournament. Hendrix will face University of Chicago Friday at 7 p.m. from Bloomington before facing no. 13 Illinois Wesleyan Saturday at 10 a.m. and Otterbein 12:30 p.m.