Storm fall to Dubuque in straight sets

Cassie Hoefling
Cassie Hoefling

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Cassie Hoefling's match-high 10 kills weren't enough for the Simpson volleyball team in a 3-0 loss to Dubuque on Friday night.

Karrah Davis and Lauren Egnarski combined for 17 kills in a well-rounded effort for the Spartans (18-1, 3-1 Iowa Conference), who continued their torrid start to the season with the 25-21, 25-15, 25-19 win.

Hoefling tallied her 10 kills on 27 attacks with just three errors for a team-best .259 percentage. The duo of Hannah Lester and Jacque Luth were held in check, combining for 11 kills on the night for the Storm (6-7, 1-2).

Stat Leaders
Cassie Hoefling — 10 kills, .259 pct, 2 aces, 7 digs
Hannah Lester — 6 kills, .091 pct, 1 block assist
Jacque Luth — 5 kills, .111 pct, 6 digs
Alyssa Mathews — 26 assists, 9 digs, 1 block assist
Ariana Martinez — 1 service ace, 17 digs

Up Next
The Storm stay in conference play Saturday when they make the short trip to Loras. The Duhawks (8-9, 2-1) beat Central in straight sets Friday. Start time is set for 2 p.m.