The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh women’s volleyball team set the program record winning steak at 30-0, with a sweep of Alverno College on Wednesday night at the Kolf Sports Center.
The No. 2 nationally ranked Titans (30-0, 6-0 WIAC) extinguished the Inferno (2-21, 0-12 NACC) with set scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-8.
Joslyn Wolff, a junior from Reeseville, led Oshkosh with a season-high 10 kills on 21 attacks. Three Titans followed with six each. Jaclyn Dutkiewicz , a sophomore from Franklin, recorded 12 assists, and Izzy Coon, a sophomore from Fond du Lac, recorded 10 while Abby Fregien, a junior from Waukesha, led Oshkosh with 10 digs.
The Titans hit .337 on 98 total attacks with 42 kills and nine attack errors. They also held Alverno to just -0.019 on 105 total attacks with 12 kills and 14 attack errors.
A red-hot 12-1 run by the Titans was all they needed to cruise to the first set win.
The Inferno scored multiple points consecutively three times in the second set, however four runs of three or more points for Oshkosh put it away handily.
Alverno scored first in the third set and held the lead until a 4-0 spurt by the Titans changed the lead. Wolff hit a kill to get the serve back at 9-7, kicking off a season-best 16-point run. Kindt served 15 consecutive points in the run with four aces. Nine kills were hit across the possession, with four more from Wolff, and two from both from Hannah Moe, a sophomore from Oconto, and Carly Stamm, a freshman from Winneconne.
Three players hit personal milestones during the season, which helped the Titans break the record. Hust hit into the 1,000 digs club in the Sept. 15 match against Transylvania University match, while Kindt joined the 1,000 kills club and Mau joined the 2,000 assists club in the match on Oct. 20 against North Park University.
Hust said she wasn’t expecting much of the accomplishment, but her teammates surprised her. “My team made it super special and really came around me to make me feel so good.”
On the way to setting the record, the Titans defeated seven teams in the current American Coaches Volleyball Association poll. Notable wins came against then-ranked No. 7 UW-Whitewater on Sept. 20 and then-ranked No. 23 Washington University in St. Louis on Oct. 13.
Wednesday also was both parents and senior night, so Amelia Hust (Verona), Kalli Mau (Kimberly), Riley Kindt (Brookfield) and Maddy Pearson (Kimberly) were all honored before the match began.
The Titans will return to action on Friday, traveling to face UW-La Crosse (16-13, 0-6 WIAC) for a 7 p.m. start. Oshkosh will look to take sole ownership of the league regular season title in the match.