Drew Hargrave Celebrates Birthday as No. 3 Volleyball Sweeps Webster
St. Louis, Mo., October 26, 2011 – The No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis picked up its 25th win of the season with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-21 win over visiting Webster University on Wednesday night at the WU Field House in St. Louis, Mo.
Senior Lauren Budde led the way for the Bears recording her 11th double-double of the season with 11 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore Kaia Schwartz added eight kills and hit .500 (8-1-14), while junior Drew Hargrave had eight kills as she celebrated her 21st birthday. Junior Marilee Fisher dished out 43 assists and tied a season-high with five kills. As a team the Bears hit .333 (53-15-114) with seven service aces and 10 blocks assists.
Fisher had four kills and 12 assists in the opening set as Washington U. hit .400 (18-4-35) as a team. A block assist by Schwartz and sophomore Megan Odenthal pushed the Bears to a 16-10 lead and forced Webster to called timeout. The Bears closed the set out with a kill by Hargrave.
Washington U. raced out to a 13-6 lead in set two following a service ace by junior Meg Buker, and then a kill by sophomore Megan Byrne made it 19-10 and forced Webster to use it remaining timeout. The Bears hit a blistering .483 (17-3-29) in the second set, as Budde has six kills and Byrne added four.
Jordan Vehlewald led the Gorloks with seven kills and eight digs, while Emily Ratkewicz added five kills. Webster (16-10) was limited to a .082 (21-13-98) hitting percentage, and had seven return errors.
Washington University, which played for the first time in 10 days, closes out regular season play on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, by hosting the Halloween Classic at the WU Field House. Washington U. takes on Concordia University (Ill.) on Friday at 5:15 p.m., followed by a top-five matchup against No. 4 ranked Eastern University at 7:30 p.m.
Bear Notebook: The Bears are 19-0 all-time against Webster … Washington U. has now won 25 or more matches in 26-straight seasons.